IS leader killed in US air strike
A US air strike has killed an ISIS leader in Somalia.
The US Africa Command said it carried out an air strike near Xiriiro, a village in northern Somalia’s semi-independent Puntland state on Sunday, killing Abdulhakim Dhuqub – the deputy leader of the Somali extremists linked to IS.
Dhuqub was responsible for the daily operations of the extremist group, planning attacks and getting resources.
The air strike targeted the vehicle carrying him.
No civilians were injured or killed as a result, according to the US military.