ISIS leader linked to Paris attacks killed in Syria: U.S.

Baghdad-based U.S. military spokesman said that Charaffe al Mouadan had been killed on December 24

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An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader with “direct” links to the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in an air strike in Syria as he was plotting additional attacks, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Baghdad-based U.S. military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that Charaffe al Mouadan had been killed on December 24.

“He was a Syrian-based ISIS member with a direct link to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris attacks cell leader,” Warren said, adding that he “was actively planning additional attacks against the West.”

The spokesman added that a total of 10 ISIS leaders had been killed, mainly by drone strikes in Iraq and Syria.

One of the others killed was from Bangladesh but spent time in Britain and was a hacker for ISIS and coordinated anti-surveillance technology.

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[With the Associated Press and AFP)

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