Coalition airstrikes have removed senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria military officials and planners from the battlefield, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, has said.
The coalition, in a statement by the Department of Defence, said the elimination of three senior foreign fighters represented a significant degradation of the ISIS planning and operational capability.
The terrorists were based in Syria and Iraq, the coalition said.
It said Mustafa Gunes, a Syria-based ISIS external operations facilitator from Turkey, was killed by an April 27 coalition airstrike near Mayadin, Syria.
He was identified as an ISIS recruiter in the central Turkish city of Konya and was linked to facilitating financial support for planning attacks outside Syria and Iraq against…
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