During a helicopter raid in Syria, US-led forces hunting the “remnants” of ISIS detained a senior leader of the Islamic State terrorist group.
“Coalition forces detained a senior Daesh leader during an operation in Syria June 16,” Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. “The detained individual was assessed to be an experienced bomb maker and facilitator who became one of the group’s top leaders in Syria.”
“The mission was meticulously planned to minimize the risk of collateral damage, particularly any potential harm to civilians,” the statement also read. “There were no civilians harmed during the operation nor any damage to coalition aircraft or assets.”
Major Youssef Hamoud, a spokesman for a rebel coalition backed by Turkey, confirmed a helicopter raid took place in Al-Humaira, a small village just south of the Turkey-Syria border.