ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Alliance News):US coalition forces have claimed to have captured a senior ISIS commander in rebel-held northwestern Syria.
According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers were seen alighting from a helicopter during a raid on an isolated house in the early hours of the morning.
According to the foreign media report, observers and representatives of the organization said that two military helicopters landed on the ground for a few minutes in the village under the influence of Turkish-backed rebels and fired several shots. ۔
The U.S. military says in a statement that the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base.
The statement did not name the man, but a coalition official said the man arrested was Hani Ahmed al-Kurd, the leader of ISIS in Raqqa.
Such operations by US coalition forces in the northwestern part of Syria, under the influence of Turkish-backed rebels, are unusual.
Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, an ISIS leader, was killed during a similar operation by special forces in February when he pressed a button on an explosives jacket to avoid capture.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitors the war in Syria with an extensive network of sources, but has not been able to confirm the identity of the captured ISIS commander.
Rami Abdel Rehman, head of the Observatory, said two military helicopters had landed in Al-Humaira and fired a few shots before returning 7 minutes later.
He said the US operation was quick and smooth, 4km northeast of Aleppo, near the Turkish border.
The allies claimed that the operation was carefully planned to minimize the risk of collateral damage, especially to civilians.
Muhammad Yousuf, an eyewitness to the raid, said: “No civilians, property or ships were damaged during the operation.