ISIS Intelligence Commander Killed in Syrian Airstrike in Deir ez-Zor

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One of the senior intelligence commanders of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Abu Mazen, lost his life during airstrikes of the Syrian Air Force near Deir ez-Zor city.

ISIS Intelligence Commander Killed in Syrian Airstrike in Deir ez-Zor

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Abu Mazen, one of the senior intelligence commanders of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, as well as a number of his companions in arms were killed during air raids of the Syrian Air Force on a terrorists’ command base, located on the Panorama farms near the city of Deir ez-Zor.

Gatherings of IS terrorists on the western side of Panorama square were also pounded by Syrian fighter jets. As result, several military vehicles of militants were destroyed.

On Monday, Syrian troops stormed IS positions in al-Orfi neighborhood, located in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor city. As a result of the attack, at least 20 militants were killed and many others were wounded, while their base was destroyed.

At the same time, Syrian soldiers shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the IS terrorist group, which was flying over al-Rusfeh region.

The Syrian Army also managed to destroy several bomb-laden vehicles of IS terrorists in al-Jafrah village, located near the Deir ez-Zor airport.

In its turn, the Syrian Air Force struck hideouts and military vehicles of the terrorist group on the al-Thardah mountain. As a result of the air raid, at least five vehicles of terrorists, as well as their hideout were destroyed.

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  • Pave Way IV

    “…a terrorists’ command base, located on the Panorama farms near the city of Deir ez-Zor..”

    So, I just have to wonder why the the most expensive, well-equipped and the most capable (at least claimed as such) intelligence communities in the world – the U.S./coalition one – didn’t know this command center and/or ISIS intel guy was there. Instead, we get yet another CENTCOM/OIR self-backpatting press release announcing that the most expensive air force in the world – the USAF/USN – took out an ‘ISIS’ excavator and a small pickup in the middle of nowhere.

    In the mean time, Syria – the country we’ve been beating on for four years – uses whatever is left of their intel network to identify this target and use their barely functional AF to strike it, killing an intel chief.

    Am I really suppose to believe CENTCOM

    • VGA

      The syrian government has syrian people that betray ISIS/FSA. USA are sometimes out of the loop on some areas of Syria.

    • Ronald

      Or the ISIS intel guy , is actually under contract with Blackwatch or whatever they call themselves now . He reports to CENTCOM and then “the troops” . That’s why 3 years of USAF bombing ISIS was so ineffective , instead of getting smaller , they grew .
      The traitorous treachery involved of creating , and funding a terrorist org., and then claiming them to be the enemy , is hard to fathom , but I fear true .
      After/during Afghanistan (80’s) , they created the “war on terror” , the “good guys” US , and the “bad guys” , Al Qaida . “The Perfect War” , they control both sides .

    • Joseph Scott

      I’d vote for both. I’ve read some papers from more recent field-grade military intelligence officers, and I find that our whole approach is cumbersome, pedantic, and completely incapable of keeping up with the chaos of actually battlefields, or the decision cycle of real combat operations. The Bundeswehr find our intel people comically absurd. It’s about putting on a well-dressed Power-Point presentation, not about providing meaningful intel in a timely manner.

      Add in the CIA actively thwarting operations against Salafist terrorists as contrary to their own anti-Assad project, and there you are. I wonder what the CIA have Michael D’Andrea doing now that he is no longer CTC Chief, and what flavour of Islam he subscribes to?

      • Pave Way IV

        You might soon have two reasons to celebrate, Mr. Scott. The complete bastardization of the U.S. intelligence community to serve nodding heads in the White House and Pentagon may be coming to an end.

        First, Clapper (Cheney’s little stooge/WMDs/’cooked intel’) is picking up his marbles and leaving. I would prefer he be drawn and quartered, but I’ll settle for his future absence in the intelligence community.

        Second, Gen. Flynn (before Obama booted him for not drinking the Kool-Aid) seemed like he at least understood his job, even if he wasn’t allowed to do it or be effective. He wrote an eye opening paper about intel in Afghanistan that explained how it was dumbed down to do nothing but build kill lists for drones and SF ops. Col. Lang has discussed Flynn’s struggles on his Sic Semper Tyrannis blog here. This Breaking Defense interview is also enlightening: Flynn’s Last Interview: Iconoclast Departs DIA With A Warning

        Flynn would at least be in a position to demand good intel from the U.S. intel communities as National Security Advisor. The cancer of politicized intel has just about killed it’s U.S. host. Not sure how Flynn could cure that, but at least he recognizes the patient is sick and understands the nature of the disease. For all his strengths though, Flynn seems confused about Islam. I’m sure there’s a war with Iran in our future if he has any say in the matter.

        • Joseph Scott

          Good news. I’d like to think that this will mean we will stop backing Salafist terrorists as our proxies. Mind, given how long certain people in the circles of power have envisioned using Islamic terrorism to achieve their New World Order, I’m only so hopeful there.

          It is also a good sign as far as Trump’s choices. I have been a little pessimistic about the sorts of people he would appoint, so it’s a better start than it could have been.

          I understand Pompeo is kind of fixated on Iran also. But Iran is the most independent actor in the region, and that is bound to attract negative attention from us. I expect the humiliation of the Tehran Embassy episode, and the rescue fiasco still vex a lot of those people, just because they ‘won.’ Everybody forgets that the Islamic Revolution was a CIA scheme. (Again! Shiite proxies didn’t work, so we decided to try Sunni ones. A certain lock of imagine and learning from mistakes here.)

        • Joseph Scott

          I wonder if we set up Los Zetas too? I mean, they’re run by Mexican special forces we had recently trained. It fits the general pattern. We train some guy and he ends up being our terrorist proxy, like Al-Shishani.

  • SOF

    Another piece of shit flushed.