US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin said that no civilian was harmed in this operation. He thanked intelligence members and other inter-agency partners for their support in this successful counter-terrorism operation.
The US military has claimed to have killed about 10 of its associates, including Bilal al-Sudani, a terrorist of the Islamic State in northern Somalia. America’s President Joe Biden Two senior officials of the administration confirmed this on Thursday. According to senior administration officials in the Biden administration, Bilal al-Sudani in northern Somalia was involved in planning ISIS expansion and other activities across Africa and the continent.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin later confirmed in a statement that al-Sudani had been killed. According to information, on January 25, on the orders of President Joe Biden, the US military launched an operation in northern Somalia. Many members of the Islamic State were killed during this operation, including Bilal-al-Sudani.
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US military carried out an operation that killed a senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Bilal al-Sudani in northern Somalia along with about 10 of his associates, Reuters reported citing US officials.
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According to media reports, al-Sudani helped promote ISIS in Africa and finance the group’s operations around the world, including Afghanistan. At the same time, US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin said that no civilian was harmed in this operation. He thanked intelligence members and other inter-agency partners for their support in this successful counter-terrorism operation.
Terrorist Sudani was on the radar of intelligence agency
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told that al-Sudani was on the radar of US intelligence agencies for the past several years. Bilal al-Sudani played a key role in IS operations in Africa as well as in providing financial support to ISIS-K, a terrorist organization operating in Afghanistan. The US Treasury Department alleged last year that al-Sudani had worked closely with another IS operative, Abdellah Hussein Abadigga. It recruited youths in South Africa and sent them to arms training camps.