Islamic State chief captured in Syria alongside Kurdish forces, says US 

The raid that led to the killing of an IS chief recognized as Hamza Al Homsi, “oversaw the group’s lethal terrorist community in jap Syria.” CENTCOM (United States Central Command) 

Supply: Hindustan Occasions 

Through the years, Washington has maintained a fame as main a world coalition, battling IS by conducting periodic raids and strikes concentrating on the group. On Saturday, US navy forces captured an Islamic State provincial officer in Syria. Helicopter-borne US troops had been working with Syrian Kurdish-led forces on this raid. Within the operation carried out with the assistance of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), neither civilians nor US forces had been killed or injured. 

  Including to this, the US navy’s Central Command acknowledged that the IS officer, who glided by the identify of Batar, was “engaged in planning assaults on… detention camps and establishing improvised explosive gadgets.” The IS consultant, referred to as Batar, was “planning strikes on manufacturing services and detention locations.” The seize of the ISIS official got here the day after one other prime ISIS official was killed by U.S. forces. 

The assault was carried out a day after 4 American troopers had been harm throughout a unique raid to assassinate a senior IS group chief in northeastern Syria, in accordance with Central Command of the US navy. “The focused ISIS senior chief, Hamza al-Homsi, was killed,” CENTCOM mentioned. When the explosion occurred, al-Homsi was killed, and US troops had been injured since they had been “close to” al-Homsi on the time. At this level, it’s unknown whether or not the explosion was attributable to a suicide vest, a booby lure, or one thing else, in accordance with two officers. 

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John Kirby, the White Home nationwide safety spokesperson, mentioned al-Homsi “was overseeing the group’s lethal terrorist community in jap Syria.” 

A day earlier than this, on Saturday, an assault occurred in Kafr Sousa, a high-security part of the Syrian capital the place senior safety officers, safety divisions, and intelligence workplaces are situated. In accordance with the Britain-based Observatory, which has a large community of sources inside Syria, “the strike hit near an Iranian cultural centre and killed 15 individuals, together with civilians.” Whereas, on the account of the well being ministry in Syria, it launched a preliminary dying toll of three individuals and 15 accidents and destroyed a residential constructing within the Syrian capital of Damascus. 

Supply: Sky Information 

Two missiles had landed near a coalition base in northeast Syria, the US Central Command reported in an announcement Saturday evening. The rocket strike on Inexperienced Village, a coalition base in northeast Syria, left no American or coalition troopers harm, and no tools or infrastructure was harmed. US forces are investigating the incident. 

 The IS remnants in Syria primarily withdrew into desert hideouts within the east of the nation after the jihadists misplaced their final space to regional Kurdish-led troops supported by the U.S. coalition in 2019.