2 top ISIS Muslim terrorists eliminated in US-led raid in Syria
Two top ISIS Muslim terrorists were eliminated earlier this week during a US-led operation in northeast Syria. “The Wali of Baghdad blew himself up. The logistics guy was killed in a gun battle,” a defense official said.
According to a press release by the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, two leaders of the ISIS terror group were eliminated during a joint operation by the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
“On May 17, the Syrian Democratic Forces, partnered with the Coalition, raided an ISIS position in Deir Ezzor Province, Syria. Two ISIS leaders, Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi, were killed during this operation”, the release said.
Al-Zawi – also known as Abu Ali al-Baghdadi – was the ISIS leader for North Baghdad, and facilitated directives from senior ISIS leaders to terrorists in North Baghdad.
-Al-Jughayfi – also known as Abu Ammar – was a senior ISIS leader in charge of “directing the acquisition and transport of weapons, IED materials, and personnel across Iraq and Syria.”
The release added that al-Zawi was responsible for “disseminating terrorist guidance” in north Baghdad.
“The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt future attacks against innocent civilians and our security partners and in the region. Due to the relentless pressure maintained by the SDF, ISIS’s remaining leadership in the area continues to dwindle,” CENTCOM said.
Earlier this week, Iraqi security forces arrested Muslim terrorist Hajji Abd al-Nasir, one of the most important leaders of ISIS. He was a strong candidate for the terror group’s leadership after the elimination of al-Baghdadi.
In October 2019, barely a day after Muslim arch-terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself with a suicide vest, running in a tunnel whimpering and screaming, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashmi al-Qureshi, a former Saddam Hussein army officer, took the terror group’s reins.