Syrian army forces, assisted by some popular groups, killed ISIS leader while hiding in a safe house in Southern Syria in October.
According to official media, Syria’s military has claimed responsibility for the terrorist organization’s leader being killed in an assault in the southern Syria in October.
The southern province of Deraa is where an operation that resulted in the death of Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi took place. According to people engaged in the conflict and the U.S. military, the revolt in Syria began in Deraa 112 years earlier.
For the first time, the U.S.-led troops did not take part in the execution of the ISIS commander. It was also significant that an ISIS commander was slain outside of the northern Syria, where a variety of groups, some of them supported by the United States, are in power.
2018 saw the restoration of Deraa to Syrian army authority thanks to agreements for amicable coexistence mediated by Russia. As part of the agreements, rebels gave up their heavier weapons and joined forces with the government.
According to former ex-rebels involved in the conflict, family members of other combatants, and locals, some of those combatants enveloped Quraishi’s safe house in the city of Jasem last month.
But on Friday, a defense official in Deraa province informed the SANA that the operation actively engaged Syrian military military forces. He was killed on October 15 as a result of an operation that also included “local and civil groups.”
Two days ago, the Syrian Democratic Forces declared that they were not a part of the operation. In northern and eastern Syria, the SDF, an alliance supported by the United States, has been battling ISIS for multiple years. Also denying involvement was the Pentagon.
ISIS Leader in Years
Al-Qurayshi is the second ISIS leader to die in 2022, as the extremist organization has been attempting to resurge with deadly attacks carried out by its terror cells in Iraqi and Syrian soils. Its Afghan brother group also claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks that claimed a number of lives in recent months.
The killing dealt a blow to the organization that was routed in Syria and Iraq in recent years. The declaration was made by the IS spokesperson Abu Omar al-Muhajer at a time when the group has been attempting to carry out lethal operations in areas of Syria and Iraq where the extremists formerly proclaimed a dominion.
John Kirby, a spokesperson for the American National Security Council, responded to a question about al-Qurayshi’s in Washington by saying: “We obviously appreciate the news of the death of another ISIS senior. At this point, I am unable to offer any further operational information.”
Since founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hounded by the Americans in an operation in the northwest three years ago, Al-Qurayshi is the third commander to be eliminated.
About ten years ago, the ISIS organization split from al-Qaida. Large portions of Syria in the north and east, as well as Iraq in the north and west, were ultimately under its authority. The militants’ so-called caliphate was proclaimed in 2014, drawing followers from across the world.
They made attacks around the globe in the years that followed. Thousands of people were killed and injured in the attacks before they were attacked from several angles. By posting footage of victims being decapitated, drowned alive in swimming pools while confined in metal cages, or set on fire after being bathed in gasoline, the gang exploited social media to display its savagery to the world.