Senior IS leader Abu Sayyaf killed in Syria in US operation PDF Print E-mail
Written by JPNN   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:32

JPNN/Lalit K Jha/Washington / May 16, 2015/American commandos have killed senior IS leader Abu Sayyaf in a covert operation in war-torn Syria, the US government said today.Sayyaf was killed

yesterday when he engaged the US forces in an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture him on the orders of President Barack Obama.Umm Sayyaf, his wife, was captured and is currently under US military detention in Iraq."Last night, at the direction of the Commander in Chief, I ordered US Special Operations Forces to conduct an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture an IS senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf and his wife Umm Sayyaf," US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, said."Abu Sayyaf was involved in IS' military operations and helped direct the terrorist organisation's illicit oil, gas, and financial operations as well. Abu Sayyaf was killed during the course of the operation when he engaged US forces."US forces captured Umm Sayyaf, who we suspect is a member of IS, played an important role in IS' terrorist activities, and may have been complicit in what appears to have been the enslavement of a young Yezidi woman rescued last night," Carter said adding that no US forces were killed or injured in the operation.Carter said the operation represents another significant blow to the Islamic State (IS), and it is a reminder that the US will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten Americans, and its friends and allies.Abu Sayyaf was a senior IS leader who, among other things, had a senior role in overseeing IS' illegal oil and gas operations – a key source of revenue that enables the terrorist organisation to carry out their brutal tactics and oppress thousands of innocent civilians. He was also involved with the group's military operations. Agency

Share this post

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:15

Add comment

Security code


Slides of The Week



President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan, left, during a civil investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on 8-4-15. - AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama fold their hands in Namaste gesture before their departure from Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi on 27-1-15. - PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
British Prime Minister David Cameron with US actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on the doorstep of Cameron's official residence at 10 Downing Street following their meeting in central London on June 11-6  - 2014:-AP/PTI





Cartoon of The Week

JA slide show


Quote of the Week

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
George MacDonald

Share this post

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 09:50

JP Social Widgets

Tours & Travels Partner

Live Healthy!

  • 03.06.15 Health >> Health News

    The controversy around Nestle's Maggi noodles has caused panic throughout the nation and it doesn't look like it will die down any time soon.

    After the initial test results by Uttar Pradesh Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showed harmful levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead in Maggi, various states across India and even Bangladesh conducted tests on Maggi to find out whether the food product is safe or not.

    The controversy around Maggi has led to tests being conducted across the country.

    The entire controversy began when the UP FDA last month asked Nestle India to withdraw a batch of Maggi noodles "which were manufactured in February 2014" after it found high levels of added MSG, a taste enhancer, in the noodles and lead beyond permissible limits.


    Share this post

  • 16.03.15 Health >> Health News


    altJPNN|Pakistani authorities have arrested hundreds of parents

    Share this post

  • 15.02.15 Health >> Health News

    altJPNN|Washington|Snacking on almonds instead of carbs could reduce belly fat and lower the risk of heart disease, a new study has claimed.

    Share this post

  • 09.02.15 Health >> Health News

    altJPNN|Scientists have found a “reset button” for our biological clock, paving the way for more

    Share this post


Published From

J B. Plaza, Residency Road,
Srinagar Kashmir - 190001. (India) Phone: Office + 91 0194 2459303


Legal Advisor:- Shabnam Gani Lone
(Advocate) Supreme Court of India 




Kashmir Travel Portal

Kashmir Hotels

Hotels in Kashmir - Book Now!