Latest military reports indicate that two high value IS commanders have been killed in a U.S. airstrike attack that targeted an Islamic State building in Iraq.
According to Baghdad-based military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, the May 13 strike killed Abu Hamza and Abu Safiya, as well as a third militant.
Warren brief confirms that Abu Hamza, a former member of al-Qaida in Iraq, planned and conducted attacks against Americans during the war in Iraq that ended in 2011.
Abu Hamza was also responsible for coordinating Islamic State fighters, reinforcements and finances in Iraq Warren added.
Abu Safiya is blamed for staging chemical weapons attacks in Iraq’s Euphrates River Valley.
Warren noted that US and led coalition has targeted and killed more than 120 high-value fighters in Islamic State since the start of 2015.