Senior ISIS official captured by US forces in northern Syria
A senior Islamic State (ISIS) official was captured by US forces in northern Syria, according to a statement released on Monday by US Central Command (CENTCOM).
The official was captured after a helicopter raid conducted by US forces.
"Abu Halil al-Fad'ani, an ISIS Syria Operational and Facilitation official, was captured during the raid. Al-Fad'ani was assessed to have relationships throughout the ISIS network in the region," the statement said..
Troy Garlock, a CENTCOM spokesperson, said: "The capture of ISIS officials like al-Fad'ani increases our ability to locate, target, and remove terrorists from the battlefield."
No civilians were killed or injured during the operation, the statement added.
CENTCOM did not disclose any information about the location where the ISIS official was captured.