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ISIS leader killed in drone strike

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/18, 11:08 am

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday targeted and killed an Islamic State (ISIS) leader responsible for the 2014 beheading of an American aid worker, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News on Monday. Abu al-Umarayn and several ISIS members were killed in precision drone strikes in a desert area in southeast Syria, according to U.S. Central Command.

Al-Umarayn was linked to the killings of several ISIS prisoners, including Peter Kassig, a U.S. Army Ranger who became an aid worker, said Col. Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman. Insurgents captured Kassig on Oct. 1, 2013, while he was delivering medical supplies to Syrians brutalized by the war. The group released a video the following month showing that Kassig, 26, was beheaded.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 12/04/2018 04:15 pm

    Would we have ISIS had Obama not supplied them with money and arms? Bengazi

    He made fun of them, calling them the Jr. Varsity, because he thought he was controlling them.

    There is a lot we will probably never know because the Dems/Obama are keeping Trump as busy as possible.

    Shame on the people who can still expose Obama and don't.