ISIS Leader Killed

February 3, 2022

It shows that no matter how much Syria is out of the headlines, the problems remain the same.

Fmr. State Dept official Andrew Tabler, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, on the U.S. raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.
  • "The mission was successful. There were no U.S. casualties." Press Sec. John Kirby.
  • The White House shared this photo of the president and vice president watching the operation led by U.S. special forces.
  • Context: In recent weeks, ISIS attacks have been launched in both Syria and Iraq. U.S. forces have engaged with terrorists in Syria.
  • Why It Matters: The targeting of this leader shows the ISIS terrorist threat remains a priority for the U.S. The recent resurgence of attacks signals that ISIS remains a continuing security threat.

Dept. of Defense Statement

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by Jenna Lee,