US forces kill IS leader Abu Sayyaf in Syria

US troops flew into eastern Syria and killed IS militant leader Abu Sayyaf in what Washington has called a “major blow” to the terrorist group. Sayyaf is believed to have handled the IS’ oil and financial operations.

The US Special Forces killed senior “Islamic State” (IS) militant Abu Sayyaf and captured his wife, the White House confirmed on Saturday.

Sayyaf was killed “during the course of the operation when he engaged US forces,” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said. The operation was carried out with the “full consent of Iraqi authorities” and was “consistent with domestic and international law, she added.
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