International Coalition shelling kills IS distinguished commander in eastern Deir al-Zor

Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 11, 2019, 12:18:57 PM wire MILITARY ISIS

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The International Coalition in Syria and Iraq shelled a town in eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, killing a distinguished commander of the Islamic State (IS).

On Friday, sources close to the killed commander said that on Thursday night, the International Coalition aircraft launched a raid on the IS-controlled town of al-Susah, killing the IS commander, Muwafaq Mahdi al-Askar.

According to activists, al-Askar is from the town of Granij and previously worked as a doctor with the Free Syrian Army before joining the IS in 2013. Then he worked as the IS Health Minister in 2016.

The activists added that al-Askar has recently become commander in charge of the IS princes in Syria and Iraq, as he is the third man in the IS. The activists stated that he was accused of participating in a massacre committed by the IS in 2014 against the al-Su’aitat tribe, killing 1200 people.

On Oct. 23, 2018, International Coalition shelling killed a commander and members of the IS in the village of al-Baq’an in Deir al-Zor, where the IS and the International Coalition-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (IS) continue to clash in the eastern countryside. The SDF gained control of the entire borderline with Iraq.

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Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 11, 2019, 12:18:57 PM wire MILITARY ISIS
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