A U.S.-led coalition airstrike
took out an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant headquarters compound in
Mosul, Iraq, yesterday morning, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters that ISIL operatives
took over the former Turkish consulate in Mosul in June 2014, claiming it as
one of its headquarters.
“ISIL repurposed the compound and used it as a headquarters
for senior ISIL leaders, in addition to a beddown location and weapons storage
facility,” he said. “That compound has now been destroyed by coalition
The coalition airstrike was carried out “in full
cooperation” with the Turkish and Iraqi governments, Davis said.