ISIS leader killed in US raid in Syria, CENTCOM says
The United States allegedly kill an ISIS leader in Eastern Syria through a successful drone strike.
Al Mayadeen sources revealed that the ISIS leader targeted by an American raid is called Hammam Yasser Al-Khader who lives in a secure area controlled by the Hamza Division in the town of Baza'a, east of Aleppo. He originates from Damascus and has previously resided in Al-Hasakah.
The sources pointed out that "the killed person is not a first-line leader, and he holds Syrian nationality and not a foreign nationality, as the coalition's statement hinted at."
Earlier today, CENTCOM claimed that a US drone strike successfully eliminated a leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria.
The targeted strike resulted in the death of Osama Al-Muhajer, who was a leader of ISIS in eastern Syria.
CENCTOM chief Michael Kurilla claimed that the United States "made it clear that we remain committed to the defeat of ISIS throughout the region."
"ISIS remains a threat not only to the region but well beyond," the US commander added.
CENTCOM argued that no civilians were killed in the strike, though the so-called international coalition is currently assessing whether the assassination left any civilians wounded after reports came out that one civilian was injured in the offensive.
The United States has about 1,000 occupation soldiers deployed in Syria under the guise of fighting ISIS, though those were defeated in Syria in 2019 but still maintain hideouts in remote desert areas.
Using this pretext, the United States is plundering Syria's resources, most notably oil. Syrian news agencies repeatedly report incidents of US occupation forces looting new batches of Syrian oil and smuggling them to their occupation bases in Iraq.
It is noteworthy that in August 2022, the Syrian Oil Ministry revealed that the US occupation forces loot the majority of Syria's oil, knowing that the daily production of the eastern oil fields is 80.3 thousand barrels.
The United States has been for years supporting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias, and the US-backed forces are currently occupying parts of the provinces of Al-Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, and Raqqa, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located.
US troops claim to be occupying the area in order to rid the region of terrorists, yet the US has strategically implanted itself there for the purposes of stealing Syria's natural resources, as well as destabilizing President Bashar Al-Assad's government.
In December of 2022, Syria's Foreign Ministry said the US occupation forces and their affiliated military groups' systematic lootings of Syrian oil, wheat, and other national resources have amounted to direct losses valued at $25.9 billion and indirect losses valued at over $86 billion.
The Ministry then demanded the UN to once again adopt urgent steps to cease the violation of international law by the US and its allies and ensure compensation for these violations.