Friday, September 26, 2014

Report: Air strike kills senior ISIS jihadist in Syria

Beirut (AFP) - A senior Islamic State group jihadist was killed on Friday in an air strike in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"A coalition warplane fired on a motorbike with two men on it after it left a headquarters" of IS west of Deir Ezzor city in the province of the same name, the head of the Britain-based monitor told AFP.

"One of the men on the bike was an important IS official, an Arab national," Rami Abdel Rahman said, without giving details about his identity or role.

"He was killed, as was the other man," Abdel Rahman said.