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US Picks Off 11 ISIS Leaders In A Single Month

U.S. airmen prepare a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone as it leaves on a mission at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. Picture taken March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith

The U.S. led anti-ISIS coalition killed 11 Islamic State leaders between Sept. 16 and Oct. 12, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) revealed in a Tuesday statement.

“The removal of these key terrorists disrupts Daesh’s command and control network, unmanned aerial system, or UAS, research and development, as well as funding of their terrorist activities,” OIR declared.

The leaders killed include terrorists involved in “procurement and R&D,” senior military commanders, administrative officials, and researchers focused on developing the terror group’s drone program. Notably, two of the ISIS leaders were killed in Iraq.

“Eliminating these militant leaders and facilitators, directly responsible for command and control, research and development, and planning, degrades ISIS’s ability to conduct attacks on civilian targets in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the region,” the statement elaborated.

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