Pentagon has confirmed the death of ISIS’ Chief cleric Turki Mubarak Abdullah Ahmad al-Binali killed in a coalition strike late last month in Syria.
Reports referenced on open sources indicate that Al-Bin’ali, who called himself “Grand Mufti,” was killed in an airstrike on May 31 in Mayadin, Syria,
Also news release from the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve indicate that the terror figure who was Al-Baghdadi’s confidant was killed in US-led coalition air raids.
Reports indicate that cleric’s main role was recruiting extremists and causing terrorist attacks across the globe.
Al-Bin’ali has been the terror group’s chief cleric since 2014 and was deeply involved in ISIS propaganda aimed at encouraging murder and other atrocious acts.
Al-Bin’ali tried to legitimize the formation of the so-called “caliphate” and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the jihadi group.
Several top ranking Islamic State figures have been killed in recent years as the group has been dislodged from large parts of Syria and Iraq.
U.S.-backed forces recently advanced into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group’s de facto capital.