On October 10, the UAV of the US-led coalition struck northern Syria. According to the Kurdish-Syrian security official, the attack resulted in death of a high-ranking ISIS member.
The drone strike took place in the village of Hammam at-Turkman on the outskirts of Tell Abyad. The area is under control of Turkish-backed forces. The victim was reportedly killed when driving a motorbike.
The US Central Command is to comment on the reports and to take credit for the strike.
Earlier on October 4, the U.S. Central Command announced that it had eliminated three leaders of ISIS during two separate operations in Syria. The operations included airstrikes and a rare raid carried out in Syrian government-controlled territory. It remains unknown where exactly the deadly strike took places. Syrians news sources didn’t report any aerial attack on the country’s northern region in the last 24 hours.
On October 8, an indirect fire attack targeted a key base of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria’s northeastern region without causing any losses.
The US currently maintains an occupation force of about 900 troops in eastern Syria, a presence that is opposed by the Syrian government. The U.S.-led coalition has killed several senior leaders of ISIS since the start of the year. Nevertheless, the group’s influence in the country remains strong, especially in areas occupied by the coalition in the northeastern region.
On October 7, ISIS’s official newspaper, al-Naba, released an infographic summarizing all the operations carried out by the terrorist group’s cells in Syria over the past 68 days.
It revealed that ISIS cells carried out a total of 59 operations between July 30 and October 5. The operations included 20 attacks with improvised explosive devices and landmines, 19 raids and shooting attacks, two suicide attacks, five ambushes, 12 assassinations and a single sabotage attack.
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