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Top ISIS leader killed in airstrike by U.S. and Iraqi forces

TOPSHOT – A member of the Iraqi forces walked past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training center by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. (Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:40 PM PT – Saturday, January 30, 2021

A U.S.-led military coalition announced that a recent airstrike led to the death of a top ISIS leader. The ISIS leader known as Abu Yasser was killed along with 10 other ISIS members on Wednesday as part of a joint mission with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk.

Coalition spokesman Wayne Marotto said the death is another significant blow to the group’s resurgence efforts in Iraq.

The strike came about a week after ISIS claimed a suicide bombing attack in Baghdad that killed at least 32 people.

Marotto said the coalition will continue to remove key leaders to degrade the terrorist organization.

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