The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coalition drone attack | Former senior ISIS commander among two people killed in Afrin’s Jendires

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that a former ISIS commander and his escort were killed in an attack by a drone affiliated to the International Coalition, while travelling on their motorcycle in Ghaltan village in Jendires district in Afrin countryside in north-western Aleppo.


According to SOHR sources, the targeted man called “Maher Al-Akkal,” a commander in the Turkish-backed faction of “Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah,” who was carrying an ID card issued by the local council in Afrin with a fake name.


The man was also a former prominent ISIS commander during the organisation’s control of Al-Raqqah city, before he moved from “Peace Spring” area to Afrin canton in 2020, where commanders of “Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah” facilitated his travel.


It is worth noting that the targeted commander was the brother of “Fayez Al-Akkal” who was the “Emir of the deputed committee” (the Administration of the Caliphate States), and he was killed in a similar attack in Al-Bab city in June 2020.