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Coalition airstrike kills ISIS leader in Raqqa | TheHill

Coalition airstrike kills ISIS leader in Raqqa | TheHill

A coalition airstrike in Syria just before the end of the year killed an ISIS leader who worked in the group’s media and intelligence operations, the U.S.-led coalition announced Friday.

The statement identified the leader as Mahmud al-Isawi and said the strike happened Dec. 31 in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s de facto capital of Raqqa.

“Al-Isawi was the 16th significant member of ISIL’s external operations network to be killed by coalition forces in 2016,” the statement said, using an alternate acronym for ISIS.

Source: Coalition airstrike kills ISIS leader in Raqqa | TheHill