Coalition forces conducted precision strikes against a senior ISIS member, Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members on Dec. 2 in the Badiyah Desert, Syria.
The strike was initially mistaken for an attack upon the Syria Arab Army near the US base in Al Tanf, Syria, but that is not the case.
According to US Central Command (CENTCOM), Al Umarayn had given indications of posing an imminent threat to Coalition Forces and was involved in the killing of American Citizen and former U.S. Army Ranger, Peter Kassig. He has been linked to and directly involved with executing several other prisoners as a senior ISIS member.
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs told the Hal Turner Radio Show via email,
"This planned and deliberate precision strike is part of the Coalition's ongoing targeting of senior ISIS leaders. Coalition airstrikes continue to disrupt ISIS command and control on the battlefield and remove key figures from their ranks. "
They added "ISIS remains a trans-regional threat and we will continue to destroy them throughout the region. "
Earlier reports on social media seemed to indicate the US has launched up to 14 rockets at positions of the Syrian Arab Army near al-Tanf. Clearly, that was not the case as evidenced by the information provided today from CENTCOM.