• U.S. Confirms Raid Against ISIS In Syria Near Syrian, Russian Frontlines

    October 6, 2022
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    U.S. forces provide security during their independent, coordinated patrol with Turkish military forces along the demarcation line outside Manbij, Syria, July 14, 2018.

    The U.S. military has confirmed to Newsweek that it has conducted a raid against a senior official of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in northeast Syria near front lines held by the country's government and Russia.

    "Last night, CENTCOM forces conducted a raid in northeast Syria targeting a senior ISIS official," U.S. Central Command spokesperson Army Colonel Joe Buccino said in a statement shared with Newsweek on Thursday. "We will release more information once we are able to confirm operational details."

    The target of the operation was later identified in a follow-up CENTCOM statement as "Rakkan Wahid al-Shammri, an ISIS official known to facilitate the smuggling of weapons and fighters to support ISIS operations..."

    To read more visit Newsweek.

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