US Operation In Eastern Syria Kills Senior ISIS Official
On Saturday, the U.S. announced it had conducted a raid in eastern Syria, killing a senior ISIS leader and capturing his wife.By Jake Godin | May 16, 2015
A U.S. special operations team raided the home of a senior ISIS official in eastern Syria Friday evening, killing the official and capturing his wife.
That's according to the U.S. National Security Council, which released a statement on the operation Saturday morning. A source who spoke to CNN said the raid took place in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
The NSC says the man killed was Abu Sayyaf, an ISIS leader who "had a senior role in overseeing ISIS' illicit oil and gas operations."