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By David K. Li
An American led airstrike in Syria killed a leading ISIS leader in charge of the battle of US helper Peter Kassig, said the Pentagon on Monday [1
9659007] The attack in the desert of southeastern Syria on Sunday took out Abu Al-Umarayn and several other Islamic statesmen, according to military officials.
Kassig, a 26-year-old Indianapolis native, was imprisoned in 2013 and killed a year later.
Peter Discarded with a truck filled with supplies for Syrian refugees. The Holy of Struggle Family
“The coalition forces conducted precision attacks against a senior ISIS member and killed Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members on December 2 in the Badiyah desert, Syria,” said the Pentagon in a prepared statement on Monday.
“Al Umarayn had given indications of being an imminent threat to the coalition forces and was involved in the killing of American citizens and former US Army Rangers Peter Kassig.”
Al-Umarayn “has been linked to and directly involved in to perform several other prisoners as senior ISIS members, “according to the statement.
had Kassig served in Iraq and returned to the Middle East to volunteer with special emergency and help.
He was captured October 1, 2013, while providing humanitarian aid and working as a physician in Syria. The veteran was converted into Islam in captivity and changed his first name to Abdul-Rahman.
ISIS released a video in November 2014, which certainly shows Kassig’s divorced head. The White House confirmed its slaying two days later.
The propaganda video showed a masked man with a British accent standing over a cut-out head saying that it was safe. The video also showed the throat of people who seemed to be caught by Syrian soldiers.
In 2014, Kassig was given a letter to his family. He apologizes for the heart they had been persistent and seemed to anticipate his executive.
“I am very sorry that all this has happened and what everyone is at home is going through,” wrote Kassig to his parents. “If I die, I count at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and help those who needed it.”
His parents could not be reached immediately for comments on Monday.