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Islamic State leader killed in overnight US raid in Syria

The operation near the Turkish border followed a deadly Islamic State prison break in Syria last month.
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The leader of the Islamic State group blew himself up during an overnight raid by US special operations forces in northwest Syria, President Joe Biden said this morning.

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi and several civilians were killed during a pre-dawn raid at a house in Atmeh, in rebel-held Idlib province, just minutes away from the Turkish border.

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