The US captured three members of the Islamic State during a raid in Syria
Central Command reported that during the procedure a civilian was injured and was taken to a medical care center
The US captured three members of the Islamic State during a raid In Syria. (US Air Force/Handed over via REUTERS)
The US Army announced Sunday that it had captured three suspected members of Islamic Statein an air and ground raid in eastern Syria.
The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) indicated in a statement that the incursion took place this Saturday and that a specialist was captured in logistics, an Islamic State intermediary and a “partner” of the jihadist organization.
“This operation reaffirms CENTCOM's firm commitment to the region and the lasting defeat of Islamic State” , said the spokesman for the US central command Joe Buccino.
“The capture will disrupt the terrorist organization's ability to plot and carry out a greater number of attacks that threaten regional security and stability,” Buccino explained.< /p>
The general added that the terror group poses a threat to both Washington's partners as for “the people of Iraq, Syria and more.” “Continue our mission to defeat the Islamic State together with our partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),” he said.
The operation was carried out by air and land in eastern Syria. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
CENTCOM also reported that a civilian has been injured in the raid. “The wounded civilian was escorted by our associated forces to a nearby medical care center along with a relative, who later accompanied him back to his home,” the letter reads.
In mid-December, the US Army confirmed the resumption of joint patrols with the SDF, after they had been suspended in November due to Turkish bombardments in the framework of operation 'Claw Sword', a bombing campaign against Kurdish groups following the November 13 bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, which left six dead and more than 80 injured.
Then, two leaders of the jihadist organization Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in a US attack in eastern Syria.
two leaders of the Islamic State organization”.
The Turkish government has accused the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of the attack in Istanbul and has said that the main suspect had received orders of the Kurdish-Syrian militia People's Protection Units (YPG) –the main element of the SDF–, although both the PKK and the SDF have disassociated themselves from the attack.
(With information from Europa Press)