Obama Administration

Accomplishments on Terrorism

  • Senior ISIS information minister Wael Adel Salman killed in Syria after U.S. drone strike
  • Senior ISIS leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani killed in Syria after U.S. airstrike
  • Senior ISIS leader Abu Sa'ad al-Sudani killed in Syria after U.S. airstrike
  • 40 ISIS operatives responsible for multiple attacks in Europe and the Middle East killed by Delta Force and Navy SEAL commandos during various raids
  • Senior Al-Qaeda leader Abu Firas al-Suri killed in Syria after U.S. air strike
    Apr 04 2016
  • ISIS Finance Minister Haji Iman killed during U.S. operation
  • Senior ISIS leader Omar al-Shishani and 12 additional ISIS fighters killed in Syria after a series of U.S. drone and manned aircraft strikes
  • 150 Al-Shabaab fighters killed at Somalia training camp after U.S. air strike
    Mar 08 2016
  • Senior Al-Shabaab leader Mohamed Mire killed in Somalia after U.S. air strike
    Mar 05 2016
  • Senior Al-Shabaab leader Yusuf Ali Ugas killed in Somalia after U.S. air strike
    Mar 05 2016
  • Senior unnamed ISIS operative captured and detained during U.S. led raid in Iraq
  • Senior ISIS leader Noureddine Chouchane and over thirty ISIS militants killed in Libya after U.S. airstrikes
  • ISIS cash depot holding millions of dollars bombed in Mosul, Iraq by U.S. air strike
  • Senior ISIS leader Abu Mohammed al-Adnani injured and detained in Iraq after U.S. air strike
  • Senior Al-Qaida leader Abdirahman Sandhere killed in Lybia by U.S. air strike
    Dec 07 2015
  • Senior ISIS leader Wisam al Zubaidi killed in Libya by U.S. air strike
  • Senior ISIS leader Abu Nabil killed in Libya by U.S. air strike
  • Senior ISIS leader Mohammed Emwazi (Jihadi John) killed in Syria by U.S. drone strike
  • Senior ISIS leader Abu Nabil killed in Libya by U.S. air strike
  • Seventy hostages held by ISIS in Iraq rescued after joint operation with Iraqi soldiers and US special forces
  • Senior Al-Qaida leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in Syria by U.S. air strike
    Oct 18 2015
  • Senior Al-Qaida leader Muhsin al-Fadhli killed in Syria by U.S. air strike
    Jul 21 2015
  • Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi killed in Yemen by U.S. drone strike
    Jun 12 2015
  • Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasr al-Ansi killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike
    Apr 21 2015
  • Senior Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia by U.S. airstrike
    Sep 05 2014
  • Broad Coalition of Middle-Eastern countries conduct military campaign against ISIS inside of Syria
    Sep 2014
  • Senior Al-Qaida commander Fahd al-Quso killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike
    May 06 2012
  • U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed 12-15 militants, including at least four Al-Qaeda leaders
    Jan 30 2012
  • Senior Al-Qaeda figure Aslam Awan killed in U.S. drone strike
    Jan 2012
  • Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike
    Sep 30 2011
  • Al-Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan Abu Hafs al Shahri reported killed in U.S. Predator strike
  • U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of suspected Chief Al-Qaeda Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta
    Sep 06 2011
  • Al-Qaeda No. 2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan by CIA predator drone strike
    Aug 22 2011
  • East Africa's Al-Qaeda senior leader Harun Fazul killed at security checkpoint in Somalia
    Jun 07 2011
  • Al-Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator Strike
  • 6 senior Al-Qaeda figures killed in U.S. Air Strike
    Jun 2011
  • US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan
    May 02 2011
  • U.S. drone attack killed 7 known terrorists, most notable Al-Qaeda operative from Egypt Hawza al Jawfi
    Jun 29 2010
  • Al-Qaeda’s number three commander Sheik Saeed al-Masri killed in U.S. drone attack
    May 21 2010
  • Joint American and Iraqi operation killed Al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi
    Apr 18 2010
  • Al-Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni killed by U.S. drone attack in Pakistan
    Mar 2010
  • Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked Fedayeen-i-Islam leader Qari Zafar killed in US airstrike
  • Militant commander Muhammad Haqqani killed by U.S. drone attacks
    Feb 2010
  • Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Abdallah Sa’id killed in U.S. drone attack
    Dec 17 2009
  • Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Saleh al-Somali killed in U.S. drone attack
    Dec 08 2009
  • Operation Celestial Balance: Navy Seals Kill Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in raid
    Sep 14 2009
  • Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan killed by U.S. raid
    Sep 14 2009
  • Co-founder of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tohir Yo‘ldosh killed by U.S. drone attacks
    Aug 29 2009
  • U.S. drone attack killed Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud in Pakistan