WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Two senior members of Daesh terrorist group, as well as three other terrorists, have been killed during US-led coalition airstrikes in the Syrian city of Deir ez Zor, US Central Command reported in a press release on Wednesday.
"Abd Al-Ghafur and Abu Hammam were responsible for managing and directing external operations attacks and participated in attack plotting against the Middle East and Western targets," the release stated.
Abd al-Ghafur was killed in an airstrike July 24 near Abu Kamal, Syria. His assistant, Abu Hammam, and three other Daesh members were killed by a Coalition airstrike July 16 near Deir ez-Zor.
Deir ez-Zor had been encircled by the Daesh terrorists since 2014 with its residents living in conditions of humanitarian catastrophe. However, the Syrian government forces were able to regain control over a half of the city this year. The Syrian forces continue an offensive aimed at lifting the siege and creating supply lines for the city’s residents.