US Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed today that the Islamic State’s Turki al-Bin’ali was killed in a May 31 airstrike in Mayadin, Syria.
Mayadin, which is in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, has become a hub for the so-called caliphate’s senior personnel. The US has targeted several high-profile figures in or near the city this year.
Earlier this month, multiple reports on jihadist social media and in the press indicated that al-Bin’ali had been killed. His demise was first confirmed by the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), which helps coordinate coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State. The KRSC’s official Twitter feed also posted the picture of al-Bin’ali seen on the right.