In a significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS), Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi, a high-ranking ISIS leader, was killed in a targeted operation in Syria on Sunday, June 16th. Al-Janabi, notorious for his strategic expertise and brutal tactics, played a crucial role in orchestrating numerous attacks and maintaining ISIS operations across the region.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) released a statement yesterday, June 19th, stating that American forces had conducted an airstrike killing the terrorist leader. They note that no civilians were harmed in the strike.


Details on the operation are extremely limited at this time. We have been able to determine from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that the airstrike took place in Afrin, an area controlled by Turkey. Ankara may have coordinated with Washington on the attack, but at this point, that is solely speculation.