Abu Ali al-Baghdadi and Abu Ammar were both confirmed killed, released in a statement by the Public Affairs Office of Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve. This joint operation was conducted by both Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition forces in a raid in eastern Syria earlier this week.
Abu Ali al-Baghdadi is widely confirmed to be known as the “ISIS Wali of North Baghdad.” CENTCOM cited al-Baghdadi as “”responsible for disseminating terrorist guidance from senior IS leadership to operatives in North Baghdad.” The term “Wali” is an Arabic word that literally means “master,” “authority,” “custodian,” “protector,” and “friend” in the Islamic culture and is most commonly used to suggest an Islamic saint.
Abu Ammar was a top-ranked ISIS logistics and supplies official. His responsibilities included the acquisition and transport of weapons, IED bomb-making material, and the movement of ISIS forces all across Iraq and Syria.
The PAO office, in an official statement, declared, “The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt future attacks against innocent lives and our security partners at the region.”
The previous ISIS leader since 2014 was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who used to be on the world’s most wanted list, was killed by US special forces in October 2019 in the north-west province of Idlib, Syria.