Syrian Kurdish forces say they killed close al-Baghdadi aide

Published October 28, 2019, 7:57 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By the Associated Press

The commander of Syria’s Kurdish forces says his group’s intelligence unit carried out a joint operation with US troops in northern Syria hours, after the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, targeting his right-hand man and IS spokesman.

People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a US military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed/MANILA BULLETIN)
People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a US military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed/MANILA BULLETIN)

The commander, Mazloum Abdi, says that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was killed late on Sunday near Jarablus, a town in northwestern Syria.

US officials had no immediate comments.

Al-Muhajir’s death would be another blow to the extremists.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported al-Muhajir’s death, saying he was travelling in a convoy made up of an oil tanker and a sedan.

The report came hours after President Donald Trump announced al-Baghdadi was killed in a US special forces operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

 
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Syrian Kurdish forces say they killed close al-Baghdadi aide

Published October 28, 2019, 11:57 AM

by The Associated Press

The commander of Syria’s Kurdish forces says his group’s intelligence unit carried out a joint operation with US troops in northern Syria hours, after the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, targeting his right-hand man and IS spokesman.

People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a US military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed/MANILA BULLETIN)

People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a US military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed/MANILA BULLETIN)

The commander, Mazloum Abdi, says that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was killed late on Sunday near Jarablus, a town in northwestern Syria.

US officials had no immediate comments.

Al-Muhajir’s death would be another blow to the extremists.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported al-Muhajir’s death, saying he was travelling in a convoy made up of an oil tanker and a sedan.

The report came hours after President Donald Trump announced al-Baghdadi was killed in a US special forces operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

 
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