At least 13 people, among them children and women, were killed in an airdrop operation carried out by US occupation forces on Thursday in the vicinity of the village of Atma in northern Idlib province, Syria.
According to a report by the Syrian AraB News Agency (SANA), an air raid was launched by US helicopters supporting US special forces targeting some houses near Atma village. The US forces raided and destroyed some houses after encircling, along with carrying out drone strikes, killing at least 13 people, including six children and 3 women.
The sources added that the number of the victims is expected to increase as there are people under debris of the houses which were destroyed by the US occupation forces.
On the other hand, US Pentagon said in a statement that “US special forces conducted a successful counterterrorism operation in Idlib early Thursday.”
Meanwhile, the White House has released a statement stating that ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi was killed in an attack this morning in the town of Atma in Idlib province.
US President Joe Biden said in a statement: “Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of ISIS, was killed in a US-led operation in Idlib province this morning.” The US president also said there were “no US casualties in the attack.”
Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi was appointed to lead the terrorist group after the assassination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 26, 2019.
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