In a drone strike in northwest Syria, the American-led coalition killed a top ISIS member who organized assaults in Europe.
The American-led coalition in northwestern Syria killed a senior ISIS member responsible for planning attacks in Europe. The man killed was identified as Khalid Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, and his death is expected to disrupt the organization’s ability to plot external attacks temporarily. The U.S. military’s latest strike was to kill a top official of the extremist group that once controlled large parts of Iraq and Syria. Although ISIS lost the last sliver of land it controlled in March 2019, extremist sleeper cells are still launching deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq. Most of those killed by U.S. strikes in the rebel-held Idlib province over the past years were al Qaeda offshoot Horas al-Din members.