ISIS leader killed in Syrian army operation: Source to SANA
A Syrian source says that with the support of local groups, Syrian security forces eliminated ISIS leader Abu Al-Hasan Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi and Abu Salem Al-Iraqi in Daraa.
Syrian news agency SANA reported on Friday that ISIS leader Abu Al-Hasan Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi, who was announced killed a few days ago is the same person as Abd Al-Rahman Al-Iraqi, known as "Saif Baghdad" who was killed in an operation carried out by the Syrian Army in Jasim city on October 15.
A security source in Daraa told SANA that Abu Al-Hasan Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi, called “Saif Baghdad” is the so-called "General Emir" of ISIS in the southern region and was killed along with the entire militants of his group after targeting their headquarters in the northern neighborhood of Jasim city.
According to the source, Al-Qurashi, an Iraqi national, led ISIS operations, supervised its extension to Jordanian, Iraqi, and Syrian lands, and was primarily responsible for assassinations in the northern region of Daraa.
The source added that with the support of local groups, the security forces eliminated several terrorists, including Al-Qurashi and Abu Salem Al-Iraqi in Daraa.
On Wednesday, the US Central Command claimed that the operation that resulted in the killing of the ISIS leader was carried out by the so-called "Free Syrian Army."
In the meantime, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria announced on October 16 the implementation of a joint operation between the Russian and Syrian forces, which resulted in the killing of 20 ISIS terrorists in Daraa.