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The leader of the Islamic Point out terrorist group in Syria has been killed Tuesday by a U.S. drone strike.
Maher al-Agal, whom military officials explain as “a person of the major 5 ISIS leaders and the chief of ISIS in Syria,” was taken out soon after getting targeted in the vicinity of Jindayris in the country’s northwest.
“This strike reaffirms CENTCOM’s steadfast determination to the area and the enduring defeat of ISIS,” Col. Joe Buccino, a Central Command spokesperson, reported in a assertion. “The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s means to even more plot and have out global attacks.”
Maher, in accordance to the protection officers, was “accountable for aggressively pursuing the progress of ISIS networks outside of Iraq and Syria.”
CENTCOM also claims a “senior ISIS formal closely connected with Maher was significantly hurt during the strike.”
“Comprehensive organizing went into this operation to make sure its successful execution,” it extra. “An original assessment signifies there have been no civilian casualties.”
Inspite of getting rid of Maher, Buccino said “ISIS continues to signify a menace to the U.S. and associates in the location.
“CENTCOM maintains a ample and sustainable presence in the location and will carry on to counter threats versus regional stability,” he added.
Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.