DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – A team of US special forces carried out a dangerous mission deep behind enemy lines in Deir Ezzor hours ago, targeting a unidentified high-ranking Islamic State figure, an eye witness told Al-Masdar News.
The airborne attack lasted barely 30 minutes as the SWAT team engaged in a firefight with a lone ISIS jeep in the area between Hamat Al-Tabanyeh and Al-Qasabi in western Deir Ezzor.
Subsequently, the American military helicopter returned to Kurdish-held areas in Hasakah province. US troops did not suffer any casualties, the source added.
It is not known yet whether the unnamed ISIS commander survived, was killed or captured amid the daring raid. Washington is expected to release a statement on the attack shortly.