Two Daesh regional leaders killed in joint SDF, coalition raid

Two Daesh regional leaders killed in joint SDF, coalition raid
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  • calendar-gray 23 May 2020

The leader of the Daesh terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was claimed to have been killed in October 2019 during a US Special Forces operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to US President Donald Trump, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

According to a press release by the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), two leaders of the Daesh* terrorist group were killed during a joint operation by the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

"On May 17, the Syrian Democratic Forces, partnered with the Coalition, raided an ISIS position in Deir Ezzor Province, Syria. Two ISIS leaders, Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi, were killed during this operation", the release said.

The release added that al-Zawi was responsible for "disseminating terrorist guidance" in north Baghdad, and that al-Jughayfi was a Daesh supplies official in Iraq and Syria.

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