Washington — The US Central Command Forces conducted a UAS strike in northwest Syria on Tuesday, targeting two seniors Daesh/ISIS officials (leaders).
“Maher Al-Agal, the leader of Daesh in Syria, and one of the top five Daesh leaders, was killed in the strike,” said a CENTCOM statement.
“A senior Daesh official closely associated with Maher Al-Agal was wounded seriously in the drone strike.”
The statement said, “Extensive planning went into this operation to ensure its successful execution.” An initial review did not indicate there were no civilian casualties.
Commenting on the strike, CENTCOM spokesperson Joe Buccino said, “The removal of these Daesh leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks.”
He stressed that Daesh “continues to represent a threat to the US and regional partners.”
“CENTCOM maintains a sufficient and sustainable presence in the region and will continue to counter threats against regional security,” he added.