U.S. conducts raid in Syria, says it kills senior Islamic State leader




 
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May 16th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. conducts raid in Syria, says it kills senior Islamic State leader


By Will Dunham and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in Syria, U.S. officials said on Saturday, an operation that marked a departure from Washington's strategy of relying primarily on air strikes to target militants there. Delta Force commandos used UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to punch deep into eastern Syria from Iraq. They engaged in a firefight and hand-to-hand combat with Islamic State fighters, killed a key figure in the group named as Abu Sayyaf and captured his wife, U.S. officials said.




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