Biden, Harris in Operations Room
Biden, Harris in Operations Room Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith

The US updated Israel prior to the raid in Syria in which ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed, a source familiar with the matter said.

Israeli officials have refused to comment on the matter.

Al-Qurayshi previously held the "Israel file" in the Islamic State organization.

During the raid, al-Qurayshi detonated an explosive device, killing himself and members of his family.

US President Joe Biden said in a statement on the raid Thursday: "Last night at my direction, US military forces in the northwest Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our Allies, and make the world a safer place."

"Thanks to the skill and bravery of our Armed Forces, we have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS.

"All Americans have returned safely from the operation."

whatsapp
Join our official WhatsApp group