07 Sep '17, 11pm

US says 2 more senior Islamic State leaders killed near Mayadin, Syria

US says 2 more senior Islamic State leaders killed near Mayadin, Syria

An Islamic State operative teaches a “Cubs of the Caliphate” class in Mayadin, Syria. The US-led coalition announced today that two more senior Islamic State leaders have been killed near Mayadin, a city on the Euphrates River in eastern Syria that has become a hub for the so-called caliphate’s leadership. The US has conducted a targeted campaign against the group’s leadership in the area since earlier this year. Both men were allegedly tied to the Islamic State’s “external” operations, meaning plots outside of Iraq and Syria. And they both perished in airstrikes on Sept. 4, according to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). Abu Anas al-Shami is described as “an ISIS weapons research leader” who oversaw the organization’s “attempts to procure explosives and devised plans to use bombs for external terror attacks.” Al-Shami was apparently an expe...

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