Islamic State (IS) militant Abu al-Umarayn, who murdered a number of Western help staff, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, the us says.
Coalition forces performed “precision moves” on Sunday in opposition to IS leaders in south-east Syria, including Umarayn, the united states military stated.
The militant was once believed to be responsible for beheading US aid employee Abdul-Rahman Kassig in November 2014.
The Former US Military Ranger was known as Peter ahead of changing to Islam.
US Central Command (Centcom) showed on Monday that “several” members of IS had been killed in Syria’s Badiyah Wilderness.
Image copyright Kassig Family Image caption Abdul-Rahman Kassig, referred to as Peter Kassig ahead of his conversion, was once beheaded in 2014
He used to be captured through IS in 2013 en route to Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria.
the following year, he used to be proven being beheaded in a video launched by the gang – the fifth Western hostage to be murdered via IS participants.
Then-President Barack Obama defined the homicide as “an act of pure evil”.
His folks, Ed and Paula, from Indiana, stated on the time they were heartbroken through his demise. and vowed to “work each day to keep his legacy alive as very best we will be able to”.
Abdul-Rahman (aka Peter) Kassig
Former US Military Ranger Served in Iraq in 2007 Travelled to Lebanon in May 2012, volunteering in hospitals and treating Syrian refugees Founded aid company Different Emergency Response and Help (Sera) in 2012 to supply assist to Syrian refugees Captured through Islamic State in October 2013 whilst travelling to Deir Ezzour in jap Syria Transformed to Islam in 2013, converting identify from Peter Kassig
Islamic State has lost just about all the territory it once controlled, spanning Syria and Iraq.
on the top of the crowd’s power, about 10 million other folks lived in IS-controlled spaces, however the u.s. army mentioned earlier this 12 months that the jihadists had been ousted from NINETY EIGHT% of their former territory.
The US-led coalition is aiding Kurdish and Arab militias fighting to oust IS warring parties on the border with Iraq.