Top ISIS leader killed in airstrike by U.S. and Iraqi forces
UPDATED 3:40 PM PT – Saturday, January 30, 2021
A U.S.-led military coalition announced that a recent airstrike led to the death of a top ISIS leader. The ISIS leader known as Abu Yasser was killed along with 10 other ISIS members on Wednesday as part of a joint mission with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk.
Abu Yasir, the most senior Daesh leader in Iraq, was killed during an air strike near Kirkuk, Jan. 27, 2021. The @iraqicts & @CJTFOIR partnered operation resulted in the deaths of 10 Daesh terrorists. Yasir’s death is another significant blow to Daesh resurgence efforts in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/cdfToIgBCK
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) January 29, 2021
Coalition spokesman Wayne Marotto said the death is another significant blow to the group’s resurgence efforts in Iraq.
The strike came about a week after ISIS claimed a suicide bombing attack in Baghdad that killed at least 32 people.
Marotto said the coalition will continue to remove key leaders to degrade the terrorist organization.