The Coalition airstrikes killed four senior ISIS leaders in Iraq and Syria in the past three weeks, according to Operation Inherent Resolve website. The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists, also reducing their ability to plan and conduct terrorist attacks both within Syria and Iraq, and abroad.
Here are the names of the killed:
- Yusuf Demir, an ISIS media official with links to ISIS networks throughout the Middle East and Europe, killed Oct. 26, 2017 near al-Qaim, Iraq.
- Omer Demir, an ISIS external operations coordinator with links to ISIS networks in the Middle East and Europe, killed Oct. 26, 2017 near al-Qaim, Iraq.
- Abu Yazin, an ISIS senior leader and weapons facilitator, killed Nov. 3, 2017 near Mayadin, Syria.
- Abdellah Hajjiaou, an ISIS external operations plotter, killed Nov. 5, 2017 near Abu Kamal, Syria.
Overall, since the beginning of November, the coalition conducted 100 strikes in Syria and Iraq. 74 of these strikes were conducted in Syria and 26 in Iraq.
In Syria, Combined Joined Strike Force engaged ISIS near Abu Kamal, Al Shaddadi and Dayr Az Zawr. The Coalition has destroyed a number of vehicles, ISIS held buildings, lines of communications, ISIS headquarters, ISIS staging areas, ISIS tactical units, and two heavy weapons.
In Iraq, the Coalition forces have engaged ISIS forces near Al Qaim, Qayyarah, Hawijah, Ramadi, Rawah and Tuz. A number of ISIS headquarters, lines of communications, supply routes, vehicles and command and control nodes.