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IS leader linked to Paris attacks killed in Syria: Pentagon

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Washington: An Islamic State leader with “direct” links to the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in an air strike in Syria as he was plotting additional attacks, the Pentagon said today.

Baghdad-based US military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that Charaffe al Mouadan had been killed on December 24.

“He was a Syrian-based ISIL member with a direct link to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris attacks cell leader,” Warren said, adding that he “was actively planning additional attacks against the West.