The United States’ Joint Special Operations Command carried out another targeted raid against a top spokesman for ISIS and senior assistant to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, shortly after al-Baghdadi’s death was announced by President Trump, according to The Daily Caller.
The operation, carried out by United States forces as well as the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), took place in the village of Ein al Baat, near Jaraboul in Syria. The target’s name was Abu Hesen al Mouhjir.
The announcement marks yet another high-profile loss for the crumbling caliphate of ISIS, after President Trump’s dramatic announcement of the death of its leader al-Baghdadi, as the result of a joint special operation on Saturday night.
With cooperation and advanced preparation from Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurds, American forces stormed a compound in Syria’s Idlib province where al-Baghdadi was hiding, killing many of his henchmen; al-Baghdadi fled to an underground tunnel before cornering himself in a dead-end, at which point he committed suicide with an explosive vest.