MESOP FLASH : Top ISIL Commander, Aides Killed in Iraq’s Salahuddin – 2015-01-29 – A senior commander of the ISIL Takfiri militant group has been killed together with a dozen of his comrades during a missile strike carried out by the Iraqi army in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin.”The Army’s intelligence forces have confirmed the death of the ISIL military commander of al-Sharqat and al-Alam areas, identified as Abu Qatada, during a missile strike that targeted the headquarters of the ISIL group in Salahuddin Province,” Iraqi News website cited a statement released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Wednesday.