US President said on Thursday that the leader of the Islamic State died during a raid by US Special Operations commandos in an attack that also killed at least 13 people, among them women and children.

Iran Press/America: Several civilians, including children, were killed in a US special operations raid in northwest Syria.

Joe Biden said in a statement that the terrorist leader, identified by ISIS as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, was killed. A senior administration official said al-Qurayshi died at the beginning of the operation when he exploded a bomb that killed him and members of his own family, including women and children.

"We have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS,” Biden said in a statement, according to The New York Times.

Local sources told Al Jazeera on Thursday that at least 12 people, including seven children and three women, were killed in the overnight operation near the Turkey border in the province of Idlib, the last rebel enclave resisting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.


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