Senior ISIS Leader Bilal al-Sudani Killed In US Raid in Somalia

Senior ISIS Leader Bilal al-Sudani Killed In US Raid in Somalia

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Category : International Published on: January 30 2023

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  • A US military raid in Somalia ordered by President Joe Biden killed a key regional leader of the Islamic State group, Bilal al-Sudani.
  • Sudani was killed during a gunfight after US troops descended on a mountainous cave complex in northern Somalia hoping to capture him.
  • The US military operation has also killed 10 members of the terrorist group.
  • About Islamic State:
  • ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), is a terrorist organisation also known as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
  • It is an Islamist militant jihadist organisation that adheres to Salafi jihadist doctrine, which is based on the Sunni branch of Islam.
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi founded it in 1999, and it rose to global prominence in 2014.
  • It quickly seized control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria, raised its flag, and imposed strict Islamic rule.
  • It strictly enforces Sharia or Islamic law.
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