Iraq says it killed Islamic State leader after warplanes hit mountain complex.
Last night, experts conducted tests on DNA samples from a terrorist suspect believed to be Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurayshi.
He only became chief last November, after the previous chief was killed.
Commandos of the Iraqi “Golden Division” recovered several bodies after the attack.
General Abdul Wahab el-Saadi said last night: “We know that we killed a man who was leading the Islamic State’s media campaign.
“This man is never far from the Isis leadership, so we believe and hope the leadership has been killed.”
RAF Typhoon jets recently carried out airstrikes on the Hamrin Mountains, however it is not known if they were involved in this mission.
The terrorist group Islamic State is struggling to survive after humiliating military defeats.
The murderous network – known for its barbaric public executions – was originally part of al-Qaeda before splitting from the group over differences in ideology and methods.
ISIS, Isil and Daesh are just some of the possible uses of the terrorist group, which was founded in 1999 by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
For them, the correct term is “Islamic State” – but the UK and US governments are among those who prefer the name Isil.
The term ISIS is more commonly used in international news publications and has been used as a designation in official United Nations reports.