CENTCOM: Nearly 700 Daesh fighters killed in Syria and Iraq in 2022

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported that nearly 700 Daesh fighters were killed in Syria and Iraq in 2022.

According to CENTCOM, US forces and their allies have killed a total of 686 fighters from the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq this year.

US and coalition forces have successfully targeted several prominent IS members this year, including last February when IS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed in a raid in northwestern Syria.

“The emerging, reliable and stable capability of our Iraqi and Syrian partner forces to conduct unilateral operations to capture and kill ISIS leaders allows us to maintain constant pressure on the network,” said General Matt McFarlane in a statement. communicated.

“No American soldiers were injured or killed” during operations in the region this year, according to a statement from CENTCOM.

A total of 466 fighters from the terror group have been killed and 215 others arrested in Syria in 2022, according to CENTCOM, which covers the Middle East, as well as Central and South Asia.

“At least 220 Islamic State fighters” have been killed in Iraq and 159 others arrested in the country this year, adds the same source.

According to General Michael Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM, there are currently “more than 10,000 ISIS leaders and fighters in detention centers across Syria and more than 20,000 ISIS leaders and fighters in detention centers detention in Iraq”.

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