Coalition forces kill ISIS leader connected to Paris attack

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(CNN) — ISIS leader Charaffe al Mouadan, who the coalition says had direct contacts with the suspected ringleader behind the terror attacks in Paris, was killed by an airstrike in Syria on December 24, coalition forces announced Tuesday.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in a police raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis last month, had direct contacts, the coalition says, with al Mouadan before the attacks took place, which killed more than 120 people.

The coalition identified al Mouadan as an ISIS leader and one of ten high-value targets killed by coalition forces in the past month.

The coalition says he was actively planning more international attacks.