The United States Central Command said its forces had captured an Islamic State official after conducting a helicopter raid in northern Syria on Saturday.
“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 U.S. Central Command said in a statement, using an acronym for the terrorist group.
Troy Garlock, a spokesperson for the U.S. Central Command, 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 said.