An authorized U.S. raid in Syria has killed the leader of ISIS. The leader’s name was Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.
“Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation,” Biden said in a statement. “Thanks to the bravery of our Armed Forces, we have removed from the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS.”
“U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command conducted a counterterrorism mission this evening in northwest Syria. The mission was successful. There were no U.S. casualties,” said John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, in a statement. “More information will be provided as it becomes available.”
According to ABC News, one of the helicopters used in the mission had a mechanical problem and was blown up on the ground by U.S. forces.