US says its forces captured Daesh operative in raid in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US military conducted a helicopter raid in eastern Syria late on Saturday and captured a Daesh operative and two of his associates, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The capture of Hudayfah al Yemeni and his associates will disrupt the organization’s ability to plot and carry out operations,” the statement said, adding no civilians were killed or hurt.

Earlier this month, the US military said it killed a senior Daesh leader in Syria, naming him as Khalid ‘Aydd Ahmad Al-Jabouri. The US said he was responsible for planning Daesh attacks in Europe and Turkiye and developed the group’s leadership structure in Turkiye.