Breaking news out of Syria where Newsweek is reporting that Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, ISIS spokesman and “right hand man” of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in a Hellfire missile strike one day after that of the ISIS leader:
— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) October 27, 2019
The CIA has targeted Islamic State militant group (ISIS) spokesperson Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir in a new operation that comes one day after the organization’s leader was killed in a Joint Special Operations Command raid, Newsweek has learned.
Apparently this new strike happened during President Trump’s news conference this morning:
The jihadi leader was detonated a suicide vest as U.S. forces sought to kill or capture one of the world’s most wanted men and, as the president announced it to the world, Hellfire missiles targeted Muhajir by Ayn al-Bayda, near Jarablus in Aleppo province.
SDF commander Mazloum Abdi also confirmed the news via Twitter:
#SDF General Commander @MazloumAbdi:
Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, #Baghdadi’s right-hand man & an #ISIS spokesman, was targeted in direct coordination between the SDF intel & the #US military.#DefeatDaesh https://t.co/I3Va1ovGWM
— Coordination & Military Ops Center – SDF (@cmoc_sdf) October 27, 2019
The SDF’s commander now says another operation near Jarablus, in the Turkish-controlled Euphrates Shield zone, targeted the spokesman of ISIS Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir. He says the operation was in coordination between his group and the US. https://t.co/uywQRMPV1K
— Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) October 27, 2019
#BREAKING: SDF commander confirms Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, ISIS Spokesman & right-hand man of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been targeted and killed in the village of Ain al-Baydah, near Jarablus, in a joint operation between the US military and SDF https://t.co/IGRSgXuA4p
— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) October 27, 2019