RAQQA, Syria – An Islamic State (IS) chief was killed by a coalition airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, US officers revealed.
Mahmud al-Isawi, a long-standing IS member who led the group’s media and intelligence was killed by a precision air strike within the de facto IS capital of Raqqa, Mixed Joint Process Pressure (CJTF) reported.
Al-Isawi managed the movement of directions and funds between IS-held areas and IS leaders and offered help to propaganda and intelligence retailers.
“Al-Isawi was the 16th important member of IS’s exterior operations community to be killed by Coalition forces in 2016,” the CJTF acknowledged.
The CJTF assertion additionally stated al-Isawi facilitated trans-regional journey with different IS exterior operations coordinators.
“[Al-Isawi] had a private relationship with Abd al-Basit al-Iraqi, the emir of ISIL’s [another acronym for IS] Center East assault community, who was killed in a coalition airstrike, Nov. 2, 2016.” The assertion learn.
Al-Isawi was the 16th distinguished member of IS exterior operations community to be killed by the US-led coalition forces in 2016.
Moreover, the US Particular Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk confirmed the dying of al-Isawi on Friday.
“One other blow to ISIL’s EXOPS community,” he stated on Twitter.
Relating to the anti-IS land operations in northern Syria, the Syrian Kurdish Folks’s Safety Items (YPG) and its multi-ethnic surrogate Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are the first recipients of US-led Coalition air help and arms shipments.
Largely from its particular operations forces, the US has embedded about 300 troopers in Syria with the YPG and SDF.