The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. air strikes in Libya have killed ISIS‘ top ranking leader in the country. The U.S. air strikes took place earlier this month in the city of Derna, Libya, and the bombs were dropped by an F-15.
Now before anyone jumps down my throat about the usage of ‘Arabic’ in my headline I just want to say I looked it up and Arabic is the official language of Libya, and Libya is where this top ranking ISIS leader was killed by a U.S. air strike. Aaaaand now we can get back to the news about the Libyan bombing.
via Business Insider / Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed the death of the Islamic State’s senior leader in Libya, known as Abu Nabil, who was targeted in a Nov. 13 U.S. air strike carried out by F-15 aircraft on a compound in the city of Derna.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis also confirmed that a senior leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab was killed in a U.S. military air strike in Somalia carried out on Dec. 2.
The Pentagon named him as Abdirahman Sandhere, also known as “Ukash,” and said the strike represented a significant blow to the group.
Al Jazeera notes that this is a HUGE WIN in the War on Terror, one that’s sure to leave Daesh broken and embarrassed:
“[Abu] Nabil’s death will degrade ISIL’s ability to meet the group’s objectives in Libya, including recruiting new ISIL members, establishing bases in Libya, and planning external attacks on the United States,” Peter Cook, a Pentagon spokesperson said at the time
US officials also said that a senior al-Shabab leader was killed in an air strike in Somalia on December 2, in what they are calling a significant blow to the group.
+2 Uncle Sam, -2 Terrorists. I’m not mathematician but I believe that’s a good result for the U.S. of A…right?
I suspect it’s no coincidence that the Pentagon announced these deaths just hours after President Obama’s nationwide address last night. The public demands results, these are results. Now he just needs to keep the strikes going.
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