US military confirmed the killing of Abu Malik who trained ISIS militants to build their chemical weapon capabilities. Abu also worked with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
US military officers said Abu was killed in the air strike carried out last Saturday in Mosul. Malik has also been associated with Al-Qaeda. His death will significantly degrade the possibility of ISIS producing chemical weapons to harm innocent people.
US led coalition forced has been bombing IS groups since August 8. More than 2000 air raids has been done till date. US lead coalition forced has been able to kill some senior militants in these raids.