US says it captured Islamic State group facilitator in Syria helicopter raid
PHOTO CAPTION: Representational photo — A U.S. Army Green Beret checks his gear before a night time operation during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms (MCAGCC), Calif., May 2, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Chockey via U.S. Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
(Reuters) -U.S. Central Command forces conducted a helicopter raid in northern Syria on Sept. 28 capturing Mamduh Ibrahim al-Haji Shaykh, an Islamic State facilitator, Central Command said on Saturday.
Last week, the Central Command forces said it had captured Abu Halil al-Fad'ani, an ISIS Syria Operational and Facilitation official, who was assessed to have relationships throughout the ISIS network in the region, during a raid on Sept. 25.
No civilians were injured or killed during the both operations, both Central Command statements said.
(Reporting by Gursimran Kaur in Bengaluru, Editing by William Maclean and Marguerita Choy)