The US military conducted a helicopter strike targeting a senior ISIS leader in Syria responsible for planning a terrorist attack in the Middle East and Europe – the second strike against a regional warlord in two weeks.
- The US forces launched a helicopter strike in northern Syria early this morning
The US military targeted a senior ISIS leader in a helicopter strike in northeastern Syria, according to a spokesperson for the US Central Command.
Central Command (CENTCOM) revealed on Twitter, that US forces launched a helicopter strike in northern Syria in the early hours of this morning.
The target was a senior ISIS commander in Syria and operational planner responsible for planning terrorist attacks in the Middle East and Europe.
US Central Command said the targeted individual was “most likely” killed and that two other militants were killed in the raid.
It added that no US soldiers were injured and US helicopters were not damaged.
“Despite its deterioration, ISIS is still able to conduct operations within the region with the desire to strike outside the Middle East region,” said General Michael Eric Korella (pictured), commander of the US Central Command. We will continue the relentless campaign against ISIS’
An armored US military vehicle drives on the outskirts of Rmeilan in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah, which borders Turkey, on March 27, 2023.
Khaled Eid Ahmed al-Jabouri was reportedly speaking on the phone on the outskirts of the town of Keli, in Syria’s Idlib province, when he was killed in the previous targeted US attack on April 3. Northern Syria
According to US Central Command’s assessment, no civilians were killed or injured in the strike.
“Despite its deterioration, ISIS is still able to conduct operations within the region with a desire to strike outside the Middle East region,” said General Michael Eric Korella, commander of the US Central Command. We will continue the relentless campaign against ISIS.
Boccino promised that the US Central Command would provide additional details soon.
The identity of the alleged senior leader and target has not been revealed.
He also said there were no US casualties and no US helicopters were shot down in the raid.
As part of the ongoing US campaign to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq and prevent the terrorist organization from growing again, just a week ago, the US military arrested an ISIS operative and two of his accomplices in eastern Syria during another helicopter raid.
On April 3, a US drone strike in Syria killed a senior ISIS leader responsible for planning attacks in Europe, US Central Command announced.
It asserted that the operation brought down Khaled Eid Ahmad al-Jubouri – which will now lead to “temporarily disrupting the group’s ability to plan external attacks.”
The leadership of the US Department of Defense said that the terrorist was responsible for planning attacks in Europe and developing the leadership structure of ISIS.
He was reportedly speaking on the phone on the outskirts of the town of Keli, in Syria’s Idlib province, when he was targeted by a Hellfire missile, according to local media.
General Michael Korella said that ISIS “remains a threat to the region and beyond.”
“Despite its deterioration, the group is still able to conduct operations within the region with the desire to strike outside the Middle East region.”
The Central Command said in its statement that there were no civilians killed or injured in this strike.
The strike is the latest in a series of attacks over the past years targeting militants linked to al-Qaeda and high-ranking members of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria.