Friday, January 27, 2023

US Special Forces Take Out Islamic State Leader in Somalia

 The New York Times published on 26 January 2023 an article titled "Senior ISIS Leader in Somalia Killed in U.S. Special Operations Raid" by Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper.

U.S. Special Operations commandos killed a senior Islamic State leader, Bilal al-Sudani, in northern Somalia's Puntland State.  Al-Sudani was responsible for fostering the Islamic State presence in Africa and funding the group's global operations.  The Islamic State works at cross purposes in Somalia with the better known and al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.