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Press Release | April 4, 2023

Strike Kills ISIS Leader in Syria


Apr. 04, 2023

Release Number 20230404-01


TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command forces conducted a unilateral strike in Syria today killing Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, an ISIS senior leader. Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri was responsible for planning ISIS attacks in Europe and developed the leadership structure for ISIS.

“ISIS continues to represent a threat to the region and beyond,” said Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, the CENTCOM commander. “Though degraded, the group remains able to conduct operations within the region with a desire to strike beyond the Middle East.”

No civilians were killed or injured in this strike.

The death of Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri will temporarily disrupt the organization’s ability to plot external attacks. CENTCOM’s operations against ISIS, alongside partner forces in Iraq and Syria, continues. CENTCOM remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS.