General Najim Al-Jabouri, commander of security operations in the Nineveh province, yesterday said that coalition aircraft targeted the car belonging to Abdullah Mohamed Al-Huran, the military commander of Mosul's Eastern front.

Nicknamed 'Mohamed Baqia', Al-Huran was one of the important leaders of the terrorist organisation, Al-Jabouri said, noting that he belonged to the Alloizian tribe, one of the largest Arab tribes in the city, and was a native of the nearby village of Batisha.

International coalition forces have carried on with air raids over Mosul, targeting IS movements both inside and outside the city.

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