U.S.-led coalition kills an ISIS leader responsible for beheading hostages in Syria

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WASHINGTON – An airstrike by U.S.-led coalition in the Badia desert in eastern Syria killed “several ISIS members” including an ISIS leader responsible for executing hostages, Colonel Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, told Reuters.

Special Presidential Envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Brett McGurk, also confirmed the news via Twitter on Sunday.

“Earlier today, coalition air forces conducted precision strikes against a number of ISIS leaders in southeast Syria. Those targeted included Abu al-Umarayn,” Brett McGurk said in a tweet late on Sunday.

Abu al-Umarayn was responsible for killing several prisoners including the U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, who was captured by the group in Syria and beheaded in 2014, McGurk said.


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