Senior ISIS leader Tariq al-Harzi — a man known as the “emir of suicide bombers” — was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Al-Harzi played a key logistical role for ISIS, overseeing efforts to get jihadists and weapons into Iraq and Syria to fuel the militant organization’s war machine, according to U.S. authorities.

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The Tunisian, believed to be one of the first foreign fighters to join ISIS, also helped organize the Sunni extremist group’s devastating use of suicide and vehicle-borne bombs in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

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“This was a big get,” said Mike Rogers, a CNN national security commentator and former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. “It will be very disruptive to their operation for at least some period of time.”

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