According to the United States military, a special forces operation led to the death of an Islamic State operative linked to an attack at a Turkish night club.
Abdurakhmon Uzbeki was killed during an assault near Mayadin, Syria, on April 6th.
The man was supposedly a close associate of militant leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Colonel John Thomas stated the mission was a ground operation, but declined to comment further.
However, Col. Thomas stated Uzbeki helped to facilitate an attack on the nightclub, Reina, in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve.
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