A coalition airstrike in Syria killed three ISIS leaders involved in plotting foreign attacks – including two who helped to bring about last year’s attacks in Paris, the Pentagon said today.
Salah Gourmat and Sammy Djedou died in a targeted strike in the ISIS terror capital of Raqqa on December 4, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced.
The evil pair of terrorists – who he said had a hand in organising the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people – were close associates of ISIS external operations leader Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, who was killed in August
The two terrorists were killed alongside a third terror planner, Walid Hamman.
Hamman had been convicted in absentia in Belgium for a disrupted 2015 planned attack.
All three were part of a network led by Boubaker al-Hakim, a Tunisian killed in an air strike last month.
And Cook revealed the sick trio had been working on a fresh plan to massacre innocent civilians before they were annihilated in the bombing.
He said: “The three were working together to plot and facilitate attacks against Western targets at the time of the strike.”