The Hunt: Who was the shadowy ISIS leader killed in a US drone strike?

FILE – The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. The U.S. military says explosions earlier this month on a base in eastern Syria that injured several U.S. service members were not, as it originally reported, caused by artillery or another form of indirect fire. Instead, it is now believed the April 7 attack was carried out by the “deliberate placement of explosive charges” by one or more individuals at an ammunition holding area and shower facility on the base, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Operation Inherent Resolve command that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced that a U.S. drone strike killed a leader of the Islamic State group in Syria.

On this week’s episode of “The Hunt” with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, the senior director at the Counter Extremism Project, Hans-Jakob Schindler, explains who he was and why he was so important.

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