The US has killed one of the top ISIS leaders following a drone strike in Syria, reports claim.
The strike targeted al-Agal and his deputy; however, it’s unclear whether the deputy was also killed in the attack.
“The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out attacks,” Col. Joe Buccino, spokesman for CENTCOM, told NBC.
The blow to the Islamic terrorist group comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East on Wednesday.
Biden is expected to arrive in Israel on Wednesday for a series of meetings and in the West Bank before heading to Saudi Arabia.
The president has said that the trip will advance American interests by focusing on the global trade and supply chains the US relies on.
Many Western countries, including the US, want Saudi Arabia to produce more oil to help with the growing global energy crisis that was ignited by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.