The head of the terrorist organisation known as Islamic State was taken out by a drone attack carried out by the United States on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon.
According to a statement made by a spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s Central Command, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn, Maher al-Agal was murdered while riding a motorbike in the vicinity of Jindayris in Syria, and one of his senior aides was critically wounded.
An investigation by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights discovered that Agal was murdered by a drone attack.
A attack that struck a motorbike just outside of Aleppo resulted in the death of one person and the injury of another, according to the Syrian Civil Defense Force, although the victims have not been identified.
The Observatory identified Agal as the Islamic State’s governor for the Levant; nevertheless, there was very little information known about him.
Five months had passed since a nocturnal US attack on the town of Atme in northern Syria had resulted in the killing of the overall Islamic State commander, Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, when the strike took place.