ISIS Libya commander presumed killed by US airstrike, Pentagon says
The top ISIS leader in Libya, Wisam al Zubaidi, is believed to have been killed by an American airstrike, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Saturday in a statement. The strike on Zubaidi, who goes by the name Abu Nabil al Anbari, took place the previous day.
Zubaidi, a former Iraqi policeman and Al Qaeda operative, was sent to Libya in 2014 by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The death of Zubaidi would hinder the terrorist organization's ability to meet its objectives in Libya, including planning external attacks, recruiting new members and establishing bases in the country, Cook said.