BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Information has just begun to surface that the Syrian Air Force killed a high-ranking ISIS commander during a strike against positions of the terrorist group in northeast Hama province well over a week ago.
The slain militant commander has been identified as Gazan Palestinian Abu Abdullah al-Ghazzawi (picture below). He led forces of the Islamic State affiliate militia Jund al-Aqsa (technically defunct since February 2017).
Abu Abdullah al-Ghazzawi joined the ranks of ISIS in Syria at some point during 2013. Prior to that he was an active member of the Hamas rebel group in Gaza.
Reports also mention that twenty days prior to being killed by Syrian airpower in rural Hama, Abu Abdullah al-Ghazzawi had been wounded, losing one of his hands (apparently so badly injured that it had to be amputated).
The Syrian Army successful concluded its operations against ISIS in northwest Syria well over one week ago, and no specific date as to when the ISIS commander was killed has yet been provided.