ISIS Chief Cleric Killed By Coalition Forces In Syrian Air Strike

US-led coalition forces said they have killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the Islamic State' self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti” or chief cleric, in an air strike in Syria on May 31. Bin’ali was one of Islamic State's most visible preachers and appeared regularly in its propaganda videos. He was placed under U.S. sanctions for helping Islamic State recruit foreign fighters, according to the U.S. Treasury according to Reuters.

In a statement released on Tuesday, CENTCOM said that Al-Bin’ali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world. As chief cleric to ISIS since 2014, he provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the “caliphate,” and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Full CENTCOM statement:

Coalition forces killed Turki-al-Bin’ ali

 

Coalition forces killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti,” or chief cleric, of ISIS, in an airstrike May 31 in Mayadin, Syria.

 

Al-Bin’ali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world. As chief cleric to ISIS since 2014, he provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the “caliphate,” and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

 

Leveraging his self-proclaimed religious role, his propaganda writings included the call for terrorists to pledge allegiance to al-Baghdadi as “caliph.” His recruiting efforts for the terror group also included multiple recorded lectures attempting to justify and encouraging the slaughter of innocents.

 

More information about Al-Bin’ali can be found at:

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pag…
https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summar…

With ISIS largely scattered, and on the defense across most areas in Syria and Iraq, it is unclear if Bin'ali had a prominent role in recent months, although his termination will likely lead to further demoralization among ISIS troops, and an even faster defeat of the terrorist state. A question then emerges: once ISIS is defeated and "terrorism" is no longer a concern, what pretext will coalition forces use to continue their ongoing militarized "presence" in Syria and the region?

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Shemp 4 Victory Jim Sampson (not verified) Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

 

US-led coalition forces said they have killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the Islamic State' self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti” or chief cleric, in an air strike in Syria on May 31.

Was he in a hospital or at a wedding?

He was placed under U.S. sanctions for helping Islamic State recruit foreign fighters, according to the U.S. Treasury according to Reuters.

I hope they remember to take him off the payroll.

In reply to by Jim Sampson (not verified)

Chupacabra-322 HowdyDoody Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:50 Permalink

In April 2013, GOP Senator McCain at an Idlib, Syria Terrorist Gathering Pledged US Money and Weapons to Ex-US POW Ibrahim Al-Badri of the “Free Syrian Army,”an Al Qaeda Leader Then Already Among Washington’s Five Most Wanted Terrorists with a $10 Million Reward on His Head;

McCain’s Moderate Democratic Protege Badri Was Simultaneously Emir of ISIS, Styling Himself Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and Now Claims to Rule the World as Caliph Ibrahim of the Restored Caliphate — So Why Hasn’t McCain Been Indicted?
-Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

http://www.infowars.com/mccain-other-top-officials-accused-of-illegally…

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Laddie SpanishGoop Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

It is naive to assume the USSA did something "right" when all of the evidence proves it to be an active EVIL.

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This has excellent commentary by the site owner, not EVERYONE is in the dark on what the truth is...
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Franklin Ryckaert
June 20, 2017 at 8:19 am
“…Spicer added that the U.S. wants to de-escalate the situation in Syria “but will always preserve the right of self-defense…”

A more Orwellian lie has never been spoken. This action will only lead to escalation, and the right of self-defense pertains in the first place to the legitimate government of Syria and not to the motley of terrorists called “rebels” that tries to destroy Syria for the sake of the infamous Israeli Oded Yinon plan.

Russia, Iran and Hizbollah are in Syria on invitation of its government. The US is not. It is an illegal intruder in that country and has no business being there. Trump is now a 100% puppet of the Jews and definitely beyond redemption.

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land_of_the_few Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Turki's Goose Cooked.Pity they were there illegally though, and also a pity they have still only done less than half the number of airstrikes of the local team .....

aloha_snakbar Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Uh oh... the CIA is going to have to post a help wanted ad on indeed.com...WANTED: Violent goat fuckers, no experience necessary, sign on bonus to include new Toyota truck with your choice of options...

wmbz Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

"killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the Islamic State' self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti”WTF? I thought they killed this bitch a few weeks ago, or was it his cousin? I can't keep up, thay all sound and look alike!

40MikeMike Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

How many pubic lice can live in the the beard of a muslim? How much dried soup can cling to a jihadis chin dirt? What was allah thinking ?