Islamic State group spokesman and al-Baghdadi's right-hand man killed in Syria

Reuters , Sunday 27 Oct 2019

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday that Islamic State spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir was killed in a joint raid between Kurdish-led and US forces in northern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the YPG leads, said he was targeted near Syria's border town of Jarablus through efforts between SDF intelligence and the US military.

SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi said it was "a continuation of the previous operation" in which Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed and described the jihadist spokesman as Baghdadi's right-hand man.

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