U.S. Central Command Forces Kill Two ISIS Officials In Syria

  • “ISIS continues to represent a threat to the security and stability of the region. This operation reaffirms CENTCOM’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the group’s enduring defeat,” said Joe Buccino, a Central Command spokesperson. “The death of these ISIS officials will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out destabilizing attacks in the Middle East.”
  • American military personnel planned the mission for weeks, with weather delaying the operation, according to the New York Times. Once the weather cleared, U.S. forces flew in with two helicopters to capture Anas.
  • He was shot and killed in an ensuing firefight along with the second unnamed official.
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