Four commanders were named, notably Abdul Rahman, who was the provincial emir for the Islamist group, the U.S. military said
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- 6 April, 2017 Silent on gas attack, Assad blames Israel, blasts Trump Syria's president says after the government failed to reach 'results' with opposition groups, there's 'no option except victory.'
- 11 July, 2017 ISIS leader al-Baghdadi confirmed dead by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Russia's Defence Ministry said in June that it might have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of Islamic State commanders
- 27 March, 2017 Assassins of top Hamas militant arrived by sea, Gaza reports say Hamas is being careful not to reveal any details about its investigation into the assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, its senior military commanders say.
- 10 June, 2017 Mastermind behind ISIS attack in Tehran has been killed, Iran says 'The mastermind and main commander of terrorist attacks on the parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini was killed today,' Iran's intelligence minister says