As reported in Newsweek, Khalid Aydd Ahmed al-Jabouri is dead, killed in Syria by US forces according to US Central Command (CENTCOM). In releasing a statement about the late ISIS leader, CENTCOM officials noted that Khalid Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri’s death will “temporarily disrupt the organization’s ability to plot external attacks.”

Jabouri was killed in a drone strike at an undisclosed location in north-western Syria. CENTCOM tells us that no civilians were injured in the raid. Reminding us that ISIS is indeed not yet totally destroyed, CENTCOM commander General Michael E. Kurilla, said,

“ISIS continues to represent a threat to the region and beyond. Though degraded, the group remains able to conduct operations with the region with a desire to strike beyond the Middle East.”

Regarding Jabouri, he “was responsible for planning ISIS attacks into Europe and developed the leadership structure for ISIS.” General Kurilla reminds us that,

“operations against ISIS alongside partner forces in Iraq and Syria continue and CENTCOM remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS.”