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US Central Command: IS Official Captured in Syria After Raid

Voice of America
26 Sep 2023, 04:35 GMT+10

The United States Central Command on Monday said its forces had captured an Islamic State official after conducting a helicopter raid in northern Syria on Saturday.

'Abu Halil al-Fad'ani, an ISIS Syria Operational and Facilitation official, was captured during the raid. Al-Fad'ani was assessed to have relationships throughout the ISIS network in the region,' the U.S. Central Command said in a statement, using an acronym for the terrorist group.

Troy Garlock, a spokesperson for the U.S. Central Command, said: 'The capture of ISIS officials like al-Fad'ani increases our ability to locate, target, and remove terrorists from the battlefield.'

No civilians were killed or injured during the operation, the statement said.

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