US claims its forces killed ISIL leader in Syria

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) – One of the ISIL leaders responsible for plotting attacks in Europe has been killed in a unilateral strike by the US in Syria, US Central Command (CENTCOM) claimed on Tuesday.

"US Central Command forces commanded a unilateral strike in Syria killing Khalid 'Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, an ISIS senior leader, on April 3rd. Khalid 'Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri was responsible for planning ISIL attacks into Europe and developed the leadership structure for ISIL," CENTCOM claimed in a statement shared on Twitter.

No civilians were killed or injured as a result of the US strike, the command said, Sputnik reported.

"The death of Khalid 'Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri will temporarily disrupt the organization's ability to plot external attacks," the statement added.

The US military controls parts of the provinces of Al-Hasakah, Raqqa, Aleppo and Deir Ez-Zor, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located. The Syrian government has repeatedly called the US military presence in the provinces an occupation aimed at stealing Syria's oil.


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