Several top ISIS leaders have been killed in recent US led air strikes against the terror group.
According to media reports, U.S. air strikes have killed several top military commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group. Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told on Thursday that a major adviser to the chief of the ISIS militant group was among those killed. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the US army general, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that the ISIS military leaders were killed in Iraq in recent weeks.
These US led coalition air strikes were aimed to curtail ISIS’s ability to carry out attacks, provide its fighters with supplies and financing. “It is disruptive to their planning and command and control. These are high-value targets, senior leadership,” Gen. Dempsey said. Media quotes officials as saying the Haji Mutazz, who was a key aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in one U.S. military air strike. Another senior ISIS leader Abd al Basit, the head of Islamic State’s military operations in Iraq was also amongst those killed