Syria: Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir killed in fresh north Syria raid
The Islamic State (ISIS) group’s spokesman was killed Sunday in northern Syria, a top Kurdish official said, hours after the jihadists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced dead.
The official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces – who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak on the issue – said ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir had been killed, after SDF chief Mazloum Kobani Abdi said he had been “targeted” in a fresh raid.
“Al-Muhajir, the right-hand of Baghdadi and the spokesman for ISIS, was targeted in the village of Ain al-Baydah near Jarablus, in a coordinated operation between SDF intelligence and the US army,” Abdi said on Twitter.
An AFP correspondent in Ain al-Baydah, which is controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, said two vehicles were hit by airstrikes: a small pick-up truck and a larger truck carrying a small metal container.