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US strike kills senior Islamic State leader in Syria

US Central Command accused Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri of plotting attacks in Europe and Turkey.
US army soldiers stand near an armoured military vehicle on the outskirts of Rumaylan in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province, bordering Turkey, on March 27, 2023. (Photo by Delil souleiman / AFP) (Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — A senior Islamic State (IS) figure responsible for planning attacks in Turkey and Europe was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the US military said on Tuesday. 

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the death of Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri would temporarily disrupt the group’s ability to plot external attacks. No civilians were killed or injured in the unilateral strike on Monday, CENTCOM said in a news release. 

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