Four US troops have been wounded in a raid in Syria that killed senior ISIS leaders on Thursday

By Oren Liebermann, CNN
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Four U.S. troops have been wounded in a helicopter strike in Syria that killed a senior ISIS chief Thursday night time, based on the U.S. army.

The USA troops, as effectively as a service canine, have been injured in the time of the raid when there was an “explosion”, US modish resist mentioned in a declaration. The raid killed Hamza al-Homsi, a senior ISIS chief.

Officers informed CNN that US forces have been “close” to al-Homsi when the explosion occurred, killing al-Homsi and injuring the us officers. It’s unclear at present regardless of whether the explosion was the end result of a suicide vest, a booby entice or a thing else, two officers mentioned.

Three of the officers are in secure situation, based on a different army official accustomed to the operation, as is the service canine. The fourth officer suffered minor accidents and has returned to obligation, the official mentioned.

Three of the troops and the canine are at present being taken care of at a medical facility in Iraq. The American officers could be transported to the army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, for additional therapy, based on the 2 officers.

The joint raid was carried out by US and Syrian destructive Forces, CENTCOM mentioned.

No Syrian destructive Forces (SDF) troops have been injured within the raid, the 2 officers informed CNN.

CENTCOM additionally introduced in a tweet {that a} separate raid on February 10 killed “Ibrahim Al Qahtani, an ISIS official associated with planning ISIS attacks.”

The raid “also resulted in the seizure of several weapons, ammunition and a suicide belt,” based on the tweet.

Two different ISIS leaders have been killed in Syria final October, when the us carried out an airstrike in northern Syria. The assault killed Abu ‘Ala, ISIS’s deputy chief in Syria and considered one of the fear group’s leading 5 leaders, as effectively as Abu Mu’Advert al-Qahtani, an ISIS chief in control of prisoner affairs.

A different senior ISIS chief, Bilal al-Sudani, was killed simply final month in a US army operation in Somalia.

This story is breaking and shall be up to date.

CNN’s Haley Britzky contributed reporting.

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