US confirms death of ISIS ‘Grand Mufti’ in airstrike in Syria
US-led coalition forces killed the self-proclaimed chief cleric of ISIS during an airstrike in Mayadin, Syria at the end of May, the Pentagon has confirmed. The terrorist organization had previously announced the death of Turki al-Binali.
(rt) -- The airstrike took place on May 31, and ISIS announced al-Binali's death the next day. The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) officially confirmed his death on Tuesday.
The Bahraini-born al-Binali was the chief cleric, or Grand Mufti, of ISIS since 2014. As such, he played a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world. He also provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the 'caliphate,' and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CJTF-OIR said in a statement.
Source: Al-Alam News Network