Pentagon confirms death of key Daesh recruiter

Published August 29th, 2015 - 07:45 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

The US on Friday confirmed the death of a top Daesh recruiter and cyber expert, killed in an airstrike in Syria.

“We can confirm that Juneid Hussein and ISIL operative was killed in a US military airstrike on Aug. 24 in al-Raqqah Syria,” Col. Pat Ryde told reporters during a telephone conference at the Pentagon.

The CENTCOM official did not provide details about tracking and the striking process of the incident.

Ryde said Hussein was actively involved in recruiting sympathizers for the militant group in the West “to carry out lone-wolf style attacks”.

As a top cyber expert of the terror group, Hussein was also responsible for personally identifying information of approximately 1,300 US military and government employees as well as seeking to direct attacks on US soldiers and government employees.

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