February 2, 2023
Two leaders of the Islamic State organization were killed in an American air strike in Syria - News

Two leaders of the Islamic State organization were killed in an American air strike in Syria – News

On Sunday, the US Military Command for the Middle East (Centcom) announced that two leaders of the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in a US raid in eastern Syria.

The Central Command said in a statement that early in the morning it had carried out a “successful helicopter strike in eastern Syria” in which “two Islamic State leaders were killed.”

One of them, identified as Anas, was the leader of a group in Syria “involved in planning bloody operations” in the eastern Syrian lands.

The statement did not give details of the killing of the second jihadist leader.

“The initial balance indicates no civilian casualties,” Central Command added.

The US military carried out the operation in cooperation with soldiers from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has a Kurdish majority, in the Al-Zour municipality of Deir Al-Zour Governorate, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

On November 30, ISIS announced the death of its Iraqi leader, Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, although it did not specify the circumstances of his death.

Hundreds of American forces are deployed in northeastern Syria as part of the coalition against the Islamic State, which was defeated in 2017, and in Iraq and Syria in 2019.