The Morning Dispatch: ISIS Leader Dead, U.S. Says
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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
President Joe Biden announced yesterday the counterterrorism mission conducted in Syria Wednesday night was successful in killing Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the top leader of ISIS. U.S. Special Operations opted for a special forces raid rather than an air strike to limit civilian casualties, but Biden claimed al-Qurayshi blew himself up, killing several members of his own family.
The New York Times reported Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials claim to have uncovered a Russian plan to use faked video footage to create a pretext for invading Ukraine. The officials did not provide the Times any evidence of the plan, but said they hope to spoil it by publicizing it.
Officials from the United Arab Emirates announced that its military intercepted three more drones entering its airspace on Wednesday, days after it intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.