Sunday, November 15, 2015
Isis leader in Libya Abu Nabil 'killed by US air strike'.
Isis leader in Libya Abu Nabil 'killed by US air strike'. (Independent).
Nabil is suspected of appearing in an Isis video which showed the brutal beach murders of kidnapped Coptic Christians.
Isis's senior leader in Libya is believed to have been killed by a US air strike. The Pentagon announced that a strike on a compound in Derna is likely to have killed Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubayadi.
The operation took place early on 13 November, before the terrorist attacks in Paris later in the day. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that the strike showed that Isis’s leaders would be targetted “wherever they operate”. He added in a statement released on 14 November: “Nabil’s death will degrade Isil’s ability to meet the group’s objectives in Libya, including recruiting new Isil members, establishing bases in Libya, and planning external attacks on the United States.”
Nabil is believed to be a long-term al-Qaeda militant who was previously operating in Iraq. He is suspected of appearing in an Isis video which showed the brutal beach murders of kidnapped Coptic Christians in February. The film included threats of future attacks on “people of the cross”. Two F-15 fighter jets are understood to have carried out the strikes which killed him. Hmmm......Terrorism expert Max Abrahams has a very interesting theory on the fallout from targeting the terrorist Leadership.Read the full story here.