Sunday 4 December 2016

Senior Islamic State leader killed in US Special Forces raid

Isabel Coles

Published 18/04/2016 | 13:53

Islamic State fighters have retaken a northern town along Syria's border with Turkey (AP)
Islamic State fighters have retaken a northern town along Syria's border with Turkey (AP)

A senior Islamic State member and two of his aides were killed south of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday in a helicopter raid by U.S. special forces and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces, the Kurdish regional security council said.

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A statement identified the leader as Suleiman Abd Shabib al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Saif, and said he was a member of the militant group's war council.

In a separate operation a day earlier, witnesses and Kurdish security sources said troops from a U.S.-led coalition landed a helicopter north of Mosul and seized at least one Islamic State member from a vehicle.

Reuters

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