Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force can not confirm media reports that Daesh commander, known as Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, was killed in an airstrike near the village of Jabar, which has recently been recaptured from the Daesh by the Syrian Democratic Forces.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is unable to confirm media reports that a senior Islamic State [Daesh], commander, known as Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, was killed in airstrikes near the Tabqa dam in Syria’s Raqqa province but did confirm carrying out airstrikes in the area, Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force told Sputnik on Monday.
"Yes, there were strikes within 10 kilometers of the dam," the task force stated, adding it was unable to confirm reports of al-Kuwaiti’s death.
Earlier Tuesday, media reported that al-Kuwaiti was killed in an airstrike near the village of Jabar, which has recently been recaptured from the Daesh by the Syrian Democratic Forces.
In its daily report, the coalition task force said it carried out nine airstrikes near Raqqa, engaging Daesh tactical units and destroying six vehicle borne improvised explosive devices, a bridge, fighting position and a supply cache.
Two strikes near Ayn Isa, located about 34 miles from the Raqqa city center, destroyed two Daesh fighting positions, according to the release.
Previous media reports have identified Abu Jandal as a native of Kuwait in his thirties who fought in Syria and Iraq for the Islamic State. He was been accused of radicalizing potential fighters through social media as well as carrying out executions in Islamic State propaganda videos.
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