U.S. forces capture senior ISIS leader in Syria raid

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U.S. forces detained a senior ISIS leader who defense officials say is an experienced bomb maker during an operation in Syria on Thursday. “The mission was meticulously planned to minimize the risk of collateral damage, particularly any potential harm to civilians,” Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, said in a statement. “There were no civilians harmed during the operation nor any damage to Coalition aircraft or assets.” AMERICAN WOMAN, A FORMER KANSAS RESIDENT, ACCUSED OF LEADING ALL-FEMALE ISIS BATTALIONThe captured ISIS leader’s identity was not immediately released by defense officials. 
This file photo shots U.S. Army soldiers as they prepare to go out on patrol from a remote combat outpost on May 25, 2021, in northeastern Syria. 
(John Moore/Getty Images, File)ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi detonated a suicide vest and killed himself in northwest Syria earlier this year during a U.S. Special Operations counterterrorism missionBefore that, another former leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed himself in northern Syria in October 2019 when U.S. Special Operations forces entered a compound where he was located. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”Coalition forces will continue to hunt the remnants of Daesh wherever they hide to ensure their enduring defeat,” Operation Inherent Resolve said.  Paul Best is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Paul.best@fox.com and on Twitter: @KincaidBest. 

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