The U.S.-led military coalition killed the top ISIS leader in Iraq this week in an airstrike intended to beat back a resurging terror campaign after a double suicide bombing in Baghdad this month.
The coalition announced on Friday that Jabbar Salman Ali Farhan al-Issawi, 43, known as Abu Yasser, was killed Wednesday in a joint mission with U.S. and Iraqi forces.
His “death is another significant blow to Daesh resurgence efforts in Iraq,” said coalition spokesman Wayne Marotto, referring to the group by its Arabic acronym.
“The Coalition will continue to remove key leaders from the battlefield and degrade the terrorist organization. Terrorists-you will never live in peace- you will be pursued to the ends of the earth,” he added.