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Intel: HTS claims credit for death of Iraqi IS leader's brother

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has claimed responsibility for killing the brother of Hajj Taysir, an Iraqi Islamic State emir killed by the United States earlier this year.
Smoke billows following a reported Russian airstrike on the western countryside of the mostly rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Mohammed AL-RIFAI / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-RIFAI/AFP via Getty Images)

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham claimed to have killed a top Islamic State official of Iraqi origin in northwest Syria.

HTS announced the killing of Yusuf Numan “Abul Hareth” in an operation in western Idlib on Saturday, naming him as the brother of another senior IS official killed by a US airstrike in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor earlier this year.

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