A leader of the Islamic State, who was involved in the decapitation of American helper Peter Kassig, was killed in an air raid, the US military said Monday.
The US-led coalition on Sunday targeted Abu al-Umarayn and several other ISIS members With the strike in a desert area in southeastern Syria, Col. Sean Ryan said.
The IS Commander posed an "immediate threat" to the coalition forces in the area and was "involved in the murder" of 26-year-old Kassig. Ryan was involved not only in the execution of several other prisoners, but also in a statement ,
Umarayn is the first ISIS member to be publicly involved in the execution of Kassig, although it is not clear what role he played. 1
The former Methodist converted to Islam during his captivity CH made his name Abdul-Rahman Kassig. His family asked for a safe return in a video message to ISIS.
On November 16, 2014, ISIS released a video in which the bloodthirsty scourge "Jihadi John" stood over a severed head and the White House confirmed that Kassig had been killed
"Jihadi John," whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi was killed in November 2015 in a US-led coalition air strike.
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