Senior ISIS leader Abu Abdullah was recently killed in a "work accident" when he was trying to rig a bomb on a roadside in southern Mosul and the device accidentally went off. A fellow member of the Sunni terrorist organization was also killed in the explosion.
Described as a bomb expert, Abdullah was a second-tier leader in the terrorist organization and had previously been responsible for dozens of detonations.
He was renowned for rigging buildings with detonation devices as the terror cell tried to inflict as much damage as possible while they are being forced out of Mosul by the Iraqi army backed by the US-led coalition.
Abdullah’s death marks yet another blow for ISIS after a number of leading figures were killed in recent weeks.
On Monday, news emerged that the terror cell’s chief decapitator had been stabbed to death in western Mosul. The jihadist, nicknamed Abu Sayyaf, was reportedly killed by unknown individuals west of the city of Nineveh.
Meanwhile, Abu Abdel Rahman, a brutal ISIS murderer who used a meat cleaver to slaughter women, was shot dead last week. The senior commander is believed to have been gunned down in the al-Askari neighborhood, which is yet to be liberated from ISIS control.