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US kills 3 ISIS commanders in Syria


US kills 3 ISIS commanders in Syria: U.S. Marines reportedly killed three major Islamic State leaders in Syria on Thursday. One operation was a rare ground strike in Syria’s northeast.

In a raid in the hamlet of Qamishli, US Special Operations soldiers reportedly killed Rakkan Wahid al Shaman of the I.S., wounded another, and captured two more.

According to authorities, the second-ranking Islamic State commander in Syria, Abu Ala, and another I.S. senior, Abu Mu’ad al-Qahtani, kill in an airstrike later on Thursday.

According to a U.S. official, the ground attack carry out with just a few American forces stationed near Qamishli for less than an hour.

The U.S. seldom conducts operations in areas that Syrian President Bashar Assad governs. Officials who talked about the raid’s specifics on the condition of anonymity.

According to a statement from U.S. Central Command, Al Shaman suspect of making it easier to smuggle militants and weapons into areas where the Islamic State is active. The report claims that none of the U.S. forces or civilians kill or injured during the operation.

To advise and support the Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight with the Islamic State organization, the U.S. still has roughly 900 troops stationed in Syria.

The U.S. did not utilize its deconfliction phone line to inform Russia of the U.S. military raid and its presence there, a U.S. official said, for the first time in a long time.

The person, who requested anonymity to discuss specifics, said that the absence of deconfliction was more a function of operational security than a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

When American troops are in Syria’s northeast, where Russian forces are also present, the U.S. and Russia have utilized the deconfliction line to prevent potential mishaps or problems.


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