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Syria: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's close associate killed

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 April 2017, 10:23 IST
Syria: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's close associate killed (ANI)

An ISIS terrorist, linked to the deadly New Year's eve attack on Istanbul's Reina nightclub, was killed in Syria last month by the American forces, U.S.' Middle East command confirmed.

Abdurakhmon Uzbeki was killed by American forces near the eastern Syrian city of Mayadin on April 6, reports Anadolu.

Uzbeki was a close associate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Central Command spokesman Col. John Thomas said.

Uzbek is said to have helped carry out the deadly attack that killed 39 victims at the nightclub.

"We've clearly linked him with the Istanbul" attack, Thomas said.

Thomas further said that Uzbeki was a key facilitator of ISIS' funds and foreign fighters.

 

-ANI

First published: 22 April 2017, 10:23 IST
 
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