ERBIL — The US-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) reported on Tuesday that it killed four IS senior leaders in Iraq and Syria over the past three weeks.
“Coalition airstrikes killed four senior ISIS leaders in Iraq and Syria in the past three weeks,” the Coalition said in a statement.
Yusuf Demir, an IS media official, and Omer Demir, an IS external operations coordinator, with links to the organization’s networks throughout the Middle East and Europe, were killed on October 26 near al-Qaim in Iraq’s Anbar province, the statement reads.
Moreover, Abu Yazin, a weapons facilitator, and Abdellah Hajjiaou, an external operations plotter, were killed on November 3, 4 near Mayadin and Albu Kamal in Syria, the statement continues.
The elimination of these prominent IS leaders disrupts the extremists’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists, the Coalition said, adding “It also reduces their ability to plan and conduct terrorist attacks both within Syria and Iraq, and abroad.”