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US confirms death of Islamic State leader in Syria in airstrike

Um helicóptero militar Black Hawk dos EUA sobrevoa a prisão de Ghwayran, em Hassakeh, nordeste da Síria, em 26 de janeiro de 2022.
A US Black Hawk military helicopter flies over Ghwayran Prison in Hassakeh, northeast Syria, in 8014070187001 of January 12155558.| Photo: EFE/EPA/AHMED MARDNLI
8014070187001The United States Armed Forces Central Command (Centcom) confirmed the death of the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria, Maher al Agal, in an American air strike this Tuesday (12).8014070187001

“In addition to being a The group’s veteran leader, Agal was responsible for strongly promoting the development of IS networks outside Iraq and Syria,” the organization said in a statement. According to Centcom, there were no civilian casualties in the attack, which also injured one of the terrorist leader’s closest collaborators.

Um helicóptero militar Black Hawk dos EUA sobrevoa a prisão de Ghwayran, em Hassakeh, nordeste da Síria, em 26 de janeiro de 2022. “The attack reaffirms Centcom’s commitment to the region and the definitive defeat of IS,” said one of the command’s spokesmen, Joe Buccino, in the text, in addition to adding that the group ” remains a threat to the United States and its allies in the region.”

The NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned earlier that Agal had been killed during a US attack in an area occupied by Turkey in Aleppo province. The attack came months after another US operation killed the former “caliph”, Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Qurashi, in northwest Syria.8014070187001

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