Coalition airstrikes in the past two months have killed several senior ISIS leaders and facilitators in Iraq and Syria, according to Operation Inherent Resolve website. The removal of these 11 key terrorists disrupts ISIS command and control network, unmanned aerial system, or UAS, research and development, as well as funding of their terrorist activities, the report says. Among the killed are senior military officers involved in procurement and R&D, military commanders and facilitators, including Abu Suhayb, an ISIS leader, who was killed on October 12, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq.
The total list provided by the coalition (source):
– 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.
– Abu Suhayb, an ISIS leader, was killed Oct. 12, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq.
Overall, from the period of October 23 to November 1, the coalition conducted 76 strikes. 35 of these were conducted in Syria, and 41 in Iraq.
In Syria, Combined Joined Strike Force engaged ISIS near Abu Kamal 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, Bayji, and Rawah. A number of ISIS headquarters, lines of communications, supply routes, vehicles and command and control nodes.
The coalition did not relay further concrete plans, although it had said that “US and Coalition forces will continue to strike ISIS leadership in order to disrupt the organization’s ability to plan and attack the US and our interests around the world.”