New Delhi: After killing Osama Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri, the dangerous terrorists and masterminds of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that spreads terrorism around the world, America has got another big success. The US Army has killed Usama al-Mujahir, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in drone attacks. The US military has claimed to have killed an ISIS leader with an MQ-9 Reaper drone during an airstrike in western Syria. US officials made the announcement on Sunday.
US forces reportedly killed ISIS leader Usama al-Muhajir in an airstrike on Friday using three MQ-9 Reaper drones. Officials say there is no indication that any civilians were killed during the attack. The special thing is that the US Army shot down this ISIS terrorist in Syria on Friday using the same drone that Russian aircraft have been targeting in Ukraine in recent days.
Deadly terrorist killed by MQ-9 drone
The United States Central Command announced on Sunday that it had killed Osama al-Muhajir in an airstrike two days earlier using three MQ-9 Reaper drones. According to CENTCOM, no civilian was killed in the attack. “We have made it clear that we are committed to defeating ISIS across the region,” US Commander General Michael Kurilla said in a statement.
A US Defense Department official told The Associated Press on Sunday that Russian forces harassed three Reaper drones for nearly two hours as they flew overhead in search of terrorists on Friday. The drone was forced to adopt evasive maneuvers to avoid the dangerous situation. According to the official, the drones came very close to hitting a motorcyclist in the Aleppo area. But Russian drones were chasing them. However he (Usama al-Mujahir) was later killed near Aleppo. Al-Muhajir mainly carried out attacks in the eastern part of the country as the militant group seeks to control large parts of Syria and Iraq.
ISIS was at its peak in 2014 when it captured a third of Syria and Iraq. The group is ultra-radical in Islam and is known for committing atrocities, including killing thousands of Yazidis. Three ISIS leaders have been killed in 2019, including the jihadist group’s founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. About 900 US troops are stationed in Syria to work with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to fight Islamic State militants. However, it is not clear what was the role of al-Muhajir in the terrorist organization. But he was a big leader of ISIS.