ISIS Leader of Suicide Bombing Squad Killed: US Authorities
ISIS Leader of Suicide Bombing Squad Killed: US Authorities:
Tariq al-Harzi, senior ISIS leader, also known as the “leader of suicide bombing group” was struck and killed by an airstrike in Syria last month, US official declared on Thursday. Al Harzi is believed to have played a crucial role for the terrorist group, monitoring the efforts of jihadists and providing them with weapons in Iraq and Syria, to fuel the terrorsit group, the US authorities further added.
Tariq, who was a Tunisian, was one of the very first foreigners to have joined the militant group. He also helped the Sunni extreme groups to execute major suicide and vehicle-borne bombs in Iraq, reported by the US defense department.
According to Mike Rogers, former US House Intelligence Committee’s chairman, his death would be a major blow to the smooth operation of the group for a few months if not more.
He was already on the US designated Terrorist list since 2014 and had a $3 million reward for information on his whereabouts. Pentagon also shared last month that his brother, who was also another important ISIS member got killed in mosul, Iraq by a US airstrike. Brother Ali Awni al Harzi, was a communicator between jihadists and ISIS in the region of North Africa and became a person of interest on Sept 11, 2012, after the brutal attack happened on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.