The US military says it has killed the leader of ISIL (ISIS) group in Syria in a drone strike outside Jandaris, northwest Syria, with another senior ISIL official “seriously injured”.
Maher al-Agal, one of the top five ISIL leaders was killed, said US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Tuesday in a statement.
It did not name the second ISIL official.
Al-Agal was responsible for “aggressively” developing the group’s networks outside Iraq and Syria, CENTCOM said.
“The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks,” said Colonel Joe Buccino, a CENTCOM spokesperson.