Senior ISIS leader Bilal al-Sudani killed in US raid in Somalia
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Bilal al-Sudani, a prominent regional leader of the Islamic State group, was killed on January 25 in a US military raid in Somalia ordered by President Joe Biden.
An overview of the news
The US military operation has also killed 10 members of the terrorist group.
The US President authorised the strike earlier this week after consulting with top defence, intelligence and security officials.
Bilal al-Sudani had been on the radar of US intelligence officials for the past several years.
He played a key role in providing financial support to IS operations in Africa as well as ISIS-K, a terrorist organisation operating in Afghanistan.
About Islamic State
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), also known as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
It is an Islamist militant jihadist group that follows Salafi jihadist doctrine based on the Sunni branch of Islam.
It was founded in 1999 by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and gained global prominence in 2014.
It soon took control of large parts of Iraq and Syria, raised its flag and imposed strict Islamic rule.
It strictly enforces Sharia or Islamic law.
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