Two ISIS commanders, 20 militants killed in U.S.-led strike north Syria

A U.S.-led strike killed two commanders, 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in northeastern Syria. File photo

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – Two commanders of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on the ISIS-held town of al-Hawl in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah, military sources reported on Monday.

The same strike has also killed at least 20 militant fighters of ISIS. 

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, member of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Serdar Khalil said that Abu Khaled at-Tunisi, the ISIS military commander in the village of al-Buhaira, and Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, an ISIS commander in the group’s key stronghold of al-Hawl, were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on Sunday. 

“The airstrike, which targeted the junction of Bahrat al-Khatooniya, caused the death of more than 20 ISIS militants, beside the two commanders,” Khalil added.

The source pointed out that fighters of the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to repel a car bomb attack in the village of al-Buhaira before reaching its target in the eastern countryside of Hasakah. 

“The ISIS-led car bomb was heading towards a military base for the SDF, but our fighters were able to destroy it before reaching its target,” Khalil said. 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News 

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