ISIS Propaganda Chief, Four ISIS Associates Killed By U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrike
By ISHANI ROY, IBT // April 2, 2017
airstrike took place on March 25
(Internationa Business Times) – The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Thursday that it killed ISIS propaganda chief, Ibrahim Al-Ansari, along with his four associates in an airstrike in al Qaim, an Iraqi town located nearly 250 miles northwest of Baghdad near the Syrian border.
Ansari was an “important ISIS leader,” said Col. Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the Baghdad-based coalition, according to Arab News.
The airstrike took place on March 25, Scrocca said. The strike also destroyed a multimedia operation team, another Defense Department official said, on condition of anonymity. The propaganda of Ansari and those who were killed included “brainwashing of young children to perpetuate ISIS brutal methods,” the source said, Arab News reported.
Ansari’s “propaganda encouraged ISIS followers to conduct knife attacks, vehicle attacks and arson attacks against American and other Western citizens,” Scrocca said, according to CBC News.
“This strike will disrupt ISIS’s ability to create propaganda — propaganda to [incite] terror into the region as well as in our homeland, and has struck communications between other ISIS members.”
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