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    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)

    The US-led coalition said it had eliminated the chief cleric for Daesh on May 31.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition killed Turki al-Bin’ali, chief cleric for Daesh, in an airstrike on May 31 in Mayadeen, Syria, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday.

    "Al-Bin’ali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world," the statement said. "As chief cleric to ISIS [Daesh] since 2014, he provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the ‘caliphate’ and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."

    The US-led coalition of 68 nations is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire in Syria and Iraq against Daesh.

    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)


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