SDF kills two senior ISIS militants in Deir ez-Zor: coalition


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SULAIMANI — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed two senior Islamic State (ISIS) militants nearly a week ago in an operation in Deir ez-Zor, according to a press release from the global coalition on Friday (May 22).

The Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) identified the militants as Ahmad 'Isa Ismail al-Zawi, the Wali of North Baghdad, and Ahmad 'Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi, a senior logistics and supply official.

“Due to the relentless pressure maintained by the SDF, ISIS’s remaining leadership in the area continues to dwindle,” the release said.

More than a year after the fall of Baghouz and the destruction of the territorial caliphate, ISIS militants and sleeper cells continue to operate in both Syria and Iraq, recently picking up the tempo of their attacks.

(NRT Digital Media)