US: Key ISIS Official Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Janabi Killed In Airstrike In Syria, Central Command Confirms

US: Key ISIS Official Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Janabi Killed In Airstrike In Syria, Central Command Confirms

The US military continues to target ISIS officials in Africa and the Middle East, CNN reported.

ANIUpdated: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:17 AM IST
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Washington, DC: A senior ISIS official was killed in a US airstrike in Syria on Sunday, the US Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday (local time). The senior ISIS official and facilitator have been identified as Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi.

The US Central Command said that his death would disrupt ISIS's ability to conduct terror attacks.

In a statement shared on X, US Central Command stated, "US Central Command Airstrike in Syria Kills Senior ISIS Official On June 16, US Central Command conducted an airstrike in Syria, killing Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi, a senior ISIS official and facilitator."

"His death will disrupt ISIS's ability to resource and conduct terror attacks. CENTCOM, alongside allies and partners in the region, will continue to execute operations to degrade ISIS's operational capabilities and ensure its enduring defeat. There is no indication any civilians were harmed in this strike," it added.

US Military Operations

The US military continues to target ISIS officials in Africa and the Middle East, CNN reported. Nearly three weeks back, an airstrike conducted in a remote area near Dhaardaar in Somalia was assessed to have killed three ISIS terrorists, CNN reported, citing US Africa Command.

From January to March, CENTCOM and its partners killed seven ISIS operatives and detained 27 others in Syria. During the same time period, 11 operatives were killed and 36 people were detained in Iraq, the report said.

Earlier in April, CENTCOM commander General Erik Kurilla said, "We are committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS because of the threat they pose both regionally and globally," CNN reported.

General Kurilla further said, "We continue to focus our efforts on specifically targeting those members of ISIS who are seeking to conduct external operations outside of Iraq and Syria and those ISIS members attempting to break out ISIS members in detention in an attempt to reconstitute their forces."

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