International Coalition airstrike kills IS commander in Deir al-Zor

Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 30, 2019, 12:04:12 PM wire MILITARY ISIS

Deir al-Zor – SMART

On Wednesday, International Coalition airstrikes killed an Islamic State (IS) commander in the village of al-Baghouz, southeastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander reported that the commander who was killed, Muhammad Mahmoud al-'Abadi, who was also known as Abu Osama al-Qurashi, held different IS posts including Islamic Police commander, oil minister, and security services commander.

The International Coalition did not directly target the leader but shelled the village of al-Baghouz, killing eight women and children from one family as they fled toward areas controlled by the SDF.

Al-'Abadi was from the town of al-Muhasan in Deir al-Zor and joined the IS when it entered al-Muhasan in late 2013.

The International Coalition backs SDF's attempts to expel the IS from its last territory in Deir al-Zor. On December 23, 2018, the SDF gained control of the village of al-Mouzan after controlling the town of al-Susah.

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Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 30, 2019, 12:04:12 PM wire MILITARY ISIS
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