The Central Command of the US Armed Forces confirmed the elimination of the leader of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (IS; recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia) Abu al-Hasan al-Kureishi. The operation was carried out by the Syrian Free Army movement.
“The death of Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qureishi in mid-October was another blow to ISIS. This operation was carried out by the Syrian Free Army,” the press service of the US Central Command said (quote from RIA Novosti).
The day before, representatives of the Islamic State announced the death of their leader Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Kurashi. It was claimed that he died in combat in Iraq. His post was taken by Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi.