Air strikes killed an alleged American ISIS leader according to jihadis in the Middle East. Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki was an ISIS commander who claimed to have lived in the United States. The death of the alleged American Islamic State leader was confirmed by a senior Iraqi security official in an NBC News interview.
This is not the first time Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki has been reported dead. However, global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultant Flashpoint Intelligence said that the news of the American ISIS leader being killed is “far more reliable” as it comes from jihadis “familiar with ISIS activities in Syria and Iraq.”
Those same sources are claiming that United States air strikes in Mosul also killed three other senior members of ISIS. Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren could not confirm the deaths. He did say Islamic State leaders were not specifically targeted by air strikes, but if ISIS leaders were embedded “inside troop formations they are likely to be killed.”
Story Behind Alledged American ISIS Leader
Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki first stepped in the spotlight when he appeared in a video blasting al-Qaeda’s Syria branch Jabhat al-Nusra. The “Al-Amriki” in Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki’s name means “American.”
It is not known if Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki, who was a high-ranking official in ISIS and claimed to be an American, was ever actually a U.S. citizen. Intelligence consultants say that judging from his heavy accent while speaking english, the alleged American ISIS leader probably spent a short time in the United States or immigrated to the U.S. when he was older.
Whether this Islamic State terrorist was an American ISIS leader or not, we’re just glad out United States military took care of him.