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Islamic state: Action of US troops in Somalia, 11 terrorists including top IS officer killed

Islamic state: A special team of the US Army has killed 11 terrorists, including the top officer of the global terrorist organization Islamic State, in northern Somalia. According to the information, the Islamic officer killed in the US strike has been identified as Bilal al-Sudani, who was a financial backer of the terrorist organization and was hiding in a mountain cave complex here.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement, “This action makes the United States and its allies more secure. He also said that these actions reflect our unwavering commitment to protecting Americans from the threat of terrorism at home and abroad. Pentagon officials said no civilians were injured or killed in the operation.

Defense Secretary said – there was a discussion with Biden last week

The Defense Secretary said that the proposed mission was discussed with President Joe Biden last week. Two senior Biden administration officials said on condition of anonymity that they gave final approval to carry out the operation this week after talks with Austin and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley.

Austin said al-Sudani had been on the radar of US intelligence agencies for several years. He played a key role in helping finance IS’s operations in Africa as well as the ISIS-K terrorist branch operating in Afghanistan.

Youths were recruited in IS in South Africa

The US Treasury Department alleged last year that al-Sudani worked closely with another IS operative, Abdellah Hussein Abadigga, who recruited youths in South Africa and sent them to weapons training camps.

Abadigga, who controlled two mosques in South Africa, used his position to extort money from members of the mosques. According to the Treasury, al-Sudani considered Abadigga a reliable supporter who could help IS supporters in South Africa become better organized and recruit new members.


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