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US commandos kill two ISIS leaders in Syria helicopter raid

WASHINGTON, December 12, 2022 — American forces killed two ISIS commanders in a helicopter raid in eastern Syria on Sunday, US Central Command confirmed.

One of the two killed was identified only as Anas, an “ISIS Syria Province official” who helped plot and facilitate the terrorist group’s deadly attacks in the region, according to CENTCOM.

“Extensive planning went into this unilateral operation to ensure its success,” the command said in a statement Monday. “Initial assessments indicate no civilians were killed or injured.”

Though ISIS lost its stronghold over large swaths of Syria and Iraq in 2019, its sleeper cells have continued carrying out bloody attacks in both countries.

“ISIS continues to represent a threat to the security and stability of the region,” CENTCOM spokesman Joe Buccino said. “This operation reaffirms CENTCOM’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the group’s enduring defeat.”

Source- The New York Post

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