Washington Claims Death of ISIS Commander in Libya

Washington Claims Death of ISIS Commander in Libya
Tue Dec 8, 2015 15:16:39

The Pentagon confirmed Monday, December 7, that US airstrikes last month killed the leader of the ISIS in Libya, Fox News reports.

Abu Nabil was targeted in a November 13 airstrike carried out by F-15 aircraft in the city of Derna, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davissaid.

Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, was an Iraqi national and former al Qaeda operative before assuming his role as head of the ISIS’s Libya affiliate.

The Pentagon also confirmed the death of a senior leader of Abdiraham Sandhere, known as “Ukash.” Sandhere, a senior leader of al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, was killed on December 2.

Two other al Shabaab-affiliated associates were also killed in the strike.

“Ukash’s removal from the battlefield is a significant blow to al-Shabaab and reflects the painstaking work by our intelligence, military, and law enforcement professionals,” Davis said.

“This is an important step forward in the fight against al-Shabaab, and the United States will continue to use the tools at our disposal- financial, diplomatic, intelligence and military - to dismantle al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups who threaten United States, interests and persons;” panarmenian reported.

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