US forces capture six IS militants in series of helicopter strikes in Syria

US forces captured six IS militants in a series of helicopter strikes in eastern Syria over the past 48 hours, the Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on Tuesday.

The captured terrorists include al-Zubaydi, whom CENTCOM describes as a senior official in the Islamic State of Syria province involved in orchestrating attacks in Syria.

An ISIS fighter holds a flag and a weapon in this June 2014 file photo.

An ISIS fighter holds a flag and a weapon in this June 2014 file photo.
(Photo by Reuters)

“These partner operations reaffirm CENTCOM’s steadfast commitment to the region and the lasting defeat of ISIS,” said CENTCOM’s commanding general. Michael “Erik” Kurilla said in a statement.

“The capture of these ISIS operatives will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to continue plotting and carrying out destabilizing attacks.”

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About 900 US troops are still stationed in Syria, partnering with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and other allied groups in operations against IS.

A US Army soldier drinks tea passed out by local residents as his commander and allied troops meet with local villagers on May 26, 2021, near the Turkish border in northeastern Syria.

A US Army soldier drinks tea passed out by local residents as his commander and allied troops meet with local villagers on May 26, 2021, near the Turkish border in northeastern Syria.
(John Moore/Getty Images)

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Two SDF fighters were injured in one of the raids. There were no civilian deaths or injuries, according to an initial CENTCOM assessment.

A US helicopter strike in eastern Syria killed two ISIS militants earlier this month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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