U.S. Special Operations has confirmed a successful raid on high-ranking ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, Fox News reports.
Al-Qurayshi was killed during a counterterroism raid in northern Syria —the biggest raid in the country since the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019.
“Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces in northwest Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our Allies, and make the world a safer place,” Biden said. “Thanks to the skill and bravery of our Armed Forces, we have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi—the leader of ISIS. All Americans have returned safely from the operation.”
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed there were no U.S. casualties. Al-Qurayshi was wearing a suicide vest that detonated during the raid, sources told Fox News.
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