U.S. hits Islamic State in Syria as jihadists press attacks




 
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May 16th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. hits Islamic State in Syria as jihadists press attacks


By Will Dunham and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S special forces killed a man identified as a senior Islamic State leader during a raid into Syria, U.S. officials said, as the jihadists battled for the Iraqi city of Ramadi and ancient Palmyra in Syria. The White House said President Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed the Islamic State figure identified as Abu Sayyaf, who helped direct the group's oil, gas and financial operations.




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