The Pentagon says two senior Islamic State group commanders were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 25.
In a statement late Thursday, the Pentagon says the strike killed IS’s deputy war minister, Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, and a military commander named Hatim Talib al-Hamduni.
The announcement comes less than a week after Iraqi ground forces backed by coalition air strikes retook the city of Fallujah from IS.
The fall of Fallujah means that Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, is IS’s only remaining urban stronghold in Iraq.
IS has suffered a string of territorial losses in Iraq but the group continues to carry out large-scale militant attacks in the capital, Baghdad, and other territory far from the front-lines.