Two Daesh ‘officials’ killed in US-led raid in Syria

American forces killed two senior members of the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border on Saturday night, the US military said on Sunday.

Two senior members of the Islamic State group were killed in an overnight raid by U.S. forces in eastern Syria, the U.S. military said Sunday.

The forces “conducted a successful helicopter raid in eastern Syria at 2:57 am (2357 GMT)… killing two Daesh officials,” CENTCOM said in a statement without providing a more specific location.

It identified one of those killed as “Anas,” a Daesh “Syria province official” who was involved in “plotting and facilitation operations in eastern Syria,” according to the statement.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said it was the “most prominent” anti-Daesh operation for at least three weeks.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the anti-terrorism unit of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) also took part in Sunday’s operation, identifying the village of Al-Zor in eastern Deir Ezzor province as the target area.


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