Damascus: An ISIS leader named Abu Muhammad Al Adnani was killed during an aerial attack in Syria, he is considered the mastermind behind attacks in Europe.
According to US department of defence one of the leaders of the extremist group ISIS was targeted in an aerial attack by the allied forces in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
The ISIS related news agency Amaq has already confirmed that Al Adnani has been killed in an airstrike by the allied forces. According to ISIS he died in Aleppo.
The news outlet reported, “Adnani – who was also the group’s spokesman – was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.”
Al Adnani was widely considered the leader of ISIS after Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, he was also called the mastermind behind attacks in Europe. He supervised the attacks in Paris, Brussels airport attack, Istanbul airport attack, shooting down the Russian plane in Sanaa, suicide attack on a rally in Ankara and the cafe attack in Bangladesh.
Peter Cook, the spokesperson said, “He had co-ordinated the movement of Isil fighters, directly encouraged lone-wolf attacks on civilians and members of the military and actively recruited new members.
We are still assessing the results of the strike, but al-Adnani removal from the battlefield would mark another significant blow to Isil.”
The United States had put a reward of $5 million on his head.
According to many experts Al Anani was being trained to become the next leader of ISIS after Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, ISIS had published many photographs of him giving lectures and supervising the training of the recruits.
ISIS has lost quite a bit of their territory in the Aleppo province as Turkish backed Syrian rebels, US backed Syrian forces and an alliance of Kurdish and Arab rebels have forced them out of their strongholds.