In late December 2015 a uniformed Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, made a video announcement about “Operation Inherent Resolve”, the US military’s campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria.
The spokesman gave details about 10 senior IS figures who had been targeted and killed, many in drone strikes, over the course of the month.
“We are striking at the head of this snake by hunting down and killing ISIS leaders,” declared the US Army spokesman.
Among those killed was Siful Sujan, a Bangladeshi national who was targeted near Raqqa in Syria on 10 December.
Sujan, said Col Warren, was an “external operations planner who had been educated as a computer systems engineer in Britain”.
Source: BBC Mews