A senior Islamic state chief who was chargeable for planning ISIS assaults into Europe has been killed in Syria by the US.
Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri died in a unilateral strike that didn’t kill or injure any civilians, US Central Command (CENTCOM) stated in an announcement on Monday.
He was a “senior ISIS chief” who was “chargeable for planning ISIS assaults into Europe” in addition to “creating the management construction” for the terrorist group, it added.
CENTCOM officers stated his demise will “quickly disrupt the organisation’s capability to plot exterior assaults”. It didn’t reveal the place within the nation the assault occurred.
The assertion warned that “although degraded, the group stays in a position to conduct operations throughout the area with a need to strike past the Center East”.
Islamic State established a self-governing ‘caliphate’ in Syria and Iraq in 2014. After a marketing campaign by the US and Western allies, it was pressured into defeat in late 2017.
The US has been focusing on senior Islamic State leaders to make sure the group doesn’t regain momentum.