After leading an assault on a village, a British-born ISIS terrorist commander was killed.
According to the terrorist group, a British-born Islamic State terrorist was killed while leading an attack on a Yemeni village.
Abu Rayana al-Britani was killed after “clashes intensified” in the village of al-Hamidah, according to the group’s newsletter al-Naba.
The propaganda sheet claimed, “He threw an RPG shell […] then they heard the crack of a shot and [al-Britani] fell.”
According to the newsletter, al-Britani is in his 30s and was born into a “conservative family” in the United Kingdom.
In his homeland, he was known as Yunus, and Islamic State claimed that when he was younger, he was involved in gangs.
Al-Naba claimed that he had been “thrown in prison many times.”
After the invasion of Iraq, al-Britani became radicalized and traveled to Yemen for terrorist training.
After returning to the UK, he worked to radicalize Christians and convert them to Islam, according to the newsletter.
One “disciple” in particular “became hostile to Christians” and “killed one of the main guys harming Muslims” in the United Kingdom.
According to the Sun, anti-terror officers are attempting to determine whether al-Britani’s admission in al-Naba connects him to a killing on British soil.
IS claimed that Al-Britaini returned to Yemen in 2011 “for jihad,” and that he was able to recruit other foreign fighters to fight in Yemen’s civil war.
Yemen’s civil war began in 2014 and continues to this day.
The conflict began when Huthi rebels seized Sanaa, Yemen’s capital.
This prompted a Saudi-led coalition to intervene, bolstering President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government.
Both sides claim to be Yemen’s official government.
Other parties to the conflict, such as Islamic State, are also involved.
Over 100,000 people have been killed in Yemen as a result of the conflict, with over 12,000 civilians among them.
More than 85,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the ongoing famine brought on by the war.
The US has been conducting airstrikes in the region on known Islamic State targets since 2017.
The Saudi-led coalition has received support from western forces, including the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.
Boris Johnson did not rule out sending troops to Yemen as part of a future UN mission in March, but he did say that it was unlikely.
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