BREAKING: ISIS leader Maher al-Agal reportedly killed in Syria by US drone

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EARLY reports on Tuesday, July 12 suggest that an airstrike from the US killed Maher al-Agal, a top ISIS leader in Syria, ahead of Biden’s trip to the Middle East.

A US-led strike in Syria has reportedly killed ISIS leader Maher al-Agal.

“US killed the leader of ISIS in Syria in an airstrike earlier today, US officials tell @ckubeNBC. The strike targeted Maher al-Agal and his deputy. Al-Agal is dead but it’s not clear whether the deputy was killed or injured,” NBC reporter Raf Sanchez wrote.

NBC’s Courtney Kube said that “Maher al-Agal was one of the top four ISIS leaders overall.”

According to the Daily Mail, the attack took place in an area of Syria which is under Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) militia control since March 2018.

The tabloid paper reported that the blast happened in the Jenderies district in Afrin – an area northwest of Aleppo.

Earlier there had been reports of explosions in the Idlib province in Syria. Videos circulating on social media reportedly show the moment of impact, although days before reports were attributed to a Russian airstrike. These were unconfirmed.

Back on Thursday, February 3, President Joe Biden confirmed that the US raid in Syria had killed Islamic State leader al-Qurayshi.

The US President said at the time: “Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation. Thanks to the bravery of our Armed Forces, we have removed from the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS.”

“All Americans have returned safely from the operation. I will deliver remarks to the American people later this morning. May God protect our troops,” the 79-year-old concluded.

This is a developing news story, we will continue to update you with more information as it is made available.


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Matthew Roscoe

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