US Military Confirms: June 19 Airstrike in Syria Killed Top Terrorist Leader in ISIS – EVOL

On June 19, U.S. military officials confirmed that an airstrike in Syria over the weekend resulted in the death of a top ISIS terrorist leader.

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on June 19 that it carried out the strike that killed Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi, described as a “senior ISIS official and facilitator.”

According to the statement, al-Janabi’s death will disrupt ISIS’s ability to “resource and conduct terror attacks.” CENTCOM also confirmed that no civilians were harmed in the airstrike.

“CENTCOM, alongside allies and partners in the region, will continue to execute operations to degrade ISIS operational capabilities and ensure its enduring defeat,” the statement concluded.

Since the early 2010s, when the civil war in Syria began, the United States has consistently targeted leaders of the terrorist group, which has recently resurged in other parts of the world.

The group’s most notorious leader and founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, took his own life during a U.S. special forces raid in northwestern Idlib Province, Syria, in October 2019. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, who became the group’s second leader, also killed himself during a U.S. forces raid in February 2022.

At the end of last month, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)



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