U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has reported that the U.S.-backed Coalition airstrikes have taken out 11 Daesh leaders and facilitators in Iraq and Syria throughout the past two months.
“The removal of these key terrorists disrupts Daesh’s command and control network, unmanned aerial system, or UAS, research and development, as well as funding of their terrorist activities,” CENTCOM said in a press release.
The ISIS leaders who were killed are:
- Abu Ahmad al Muhajir, a senior military officer involved in procurement and R&D, killed on Sept. 16, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Hajji Ibrahim, a senior military officer involved in procurement and R&D, killed Sept. 20, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Bin Ladin Dhu al Fiqar, a senior military commander, killed Sept. 25, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Shahin, a ground commander, killed on Sept. 26, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Abu Walid al Shami, a weapons R&D developer, killed Sept. 29, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Abu Hajir al-Iraqi, a military procurement official involved in R&D, killed Oct. 2, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria;
- Abu Mahmud al Halabi, in ISIS administrative official, was killed Oct. 3, 2017 near Mayadin, Syria;
- Abu Walid al Qamishli, a commander responsible for a network of fighters in Hasakah Province, killed Oct. 3, 2017 near Al Haidin, Syria;
- Abu Taburak, a UAS researcher and developer, killed Oct. 7, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq;
- Abu Asia, a UAS facilitator, killed on Oct. 9, 2017 in Abu Kamal, Syria; and,
- Abu Suhayb, an ISIS leader, was killed Oct. 12, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq.
“Eliminating these militant leaders and facilitators, directly responsible for command and control, research and development, and planning, degrades ISIS’s ability to conduct attacks on civilian targets in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the region,” CENTCOM said. “U.S. and Coalition forces will continue to strike ISIS leadership in order to disrupt the organization’s ability to plan and attack the U.S. and our interests around the world.”