The US military “eliminated from the battlefield” Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi during an operation in northern Syria overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, it said. announced President Joe Biden.
All American soldiers are safe and sound, said the president, who announced that he would address the American people later in the morning.
According to a senior American official, the leader of the EI group died by detonating a bomb he was carrying.
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