Killing Islamic State leaders is "strike at the head of the snake"

The US has killed 10 high-ranking Islamic State militants in the last month in a strategy of "striking at the head of this snake by hunting down and killing" the group's leaders, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren says.

The individuals killed are described as the group's chief and deputy chief in Kirkuk province; the leader of a unit that planted improvised explosive devices; a top finance official in Mosul; a field commander in Tal Afar; a British-educated computer expert; and four external operations coordinators, two of whom had links to the November terrorist attacks in Paris.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25
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