The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al Kadhimi, announced late on Tuesday that a senior ISIL leader had been killed, the second in less than a week.

Iran PressMiddle East: "... because the blood of the martyrs of Iraq, today the so-called Wali (Caliph) of southern Iraq, terrorist Abu Hassan al-Ghraibawi, and the terrorist Ghanem Sabah, who is responsible for transporting suicide bombers and other terrorist members, were killed," Al-Kadhimi said in a tweet.

Earlier, a security source said on Tuesday that ISIL’ Wali of southern Iraq, Abu Hassan Al-Ghraibawi, was killed in an Iraqi airstrike in the Al-Zaidan area in Abu Ghraib district

The operation comes about a week after Iraq announced the death of ISIL’ Wali of Iraq, Abu Yasser Al-Issawi.

By 2017, however, ISIL insurgents had been driven from all territory they held in Iraq. Their paramount leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died in 2019 during a US raid in neighboring Syria.