The Address | Benghazi – Libya
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.
Earlier today, @coaliton air forces conducted precision strikes against a number of #ISIS leaders in southeast #Syria. Those targeted included Abu al-Umarayn, responsible for the murder of several ISIS prisoners, including American citizen Peter Kassig. #Justice @CJTFOIR
— Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk) December 3, 2018