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Carter says 3 key Islamic State militants killed in Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Tuesday that precision airstrike conducted in Raqqa, Syria, resulted in the deaths of three ISIS leaders, including two who were involved the November 13, 2015, terrorist attack in Paris. "These were guys linked to plots right here in Europe ... for example with the Paris attacks", Carter said, referring to the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. This news story is related to Latest/171593-Syria-strike-kills-three-IS-operatives-some-involved-in-Paris-attacks-Pentagon/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. Both were associates of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, another Islamic State leader who helped carry out foreign attacks before his death in August by a coalition airstrike. "He was involved in financial facilitation of the Paris attacks in 2015", Davis said.

The third Ieader killed in the strike, Walid Hamman, was a suicide attack planner convicted in absentia in Belgium for a terror plot disrupted in 2015, the Pentagon statement said.

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The trio had been working in a network under another Islamic State terrorist plotter, Boubaker Al-Hakim, who was killed in a November airstrike, Cook said.

"Our recent efforts have been aided by the rapid exploitation of intelligence material collected in territory formerly held by ISIL and by close coordination within the worldwide coalition and with our local partners", Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

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A French court sentenced an absent Gourmat, then 24, to four years in prison in March 2014 on charges including trying to conduct jihad in Syria.

They had been trying to fly to Gaziantep in southeast Turkey.

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Gourmat, who was not kept in custody ahead of his trial, later fled France.



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