Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Special Forces Raid on ISIS in Syria Kills Top ISIS Commander, Abu Sayyaf

It appears that a U.S. special forces raid intended to capture IS commander Abu Sayyaf got a bit dicey and our guys ended up having to kill the POS - Sayyaf's wife was apprehended and taken out of Syria for questioning.

Final score:  IS Commander Abu Sayyaf dead, 12 other ISIS jihadis dead, NO casualties on the American side.


The breaking story comes from CNN.

Sources: U.S. Special Operations forces kill ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf in Syria raid

(CNN)U.S. Special Operations forces killed a senior ISIS commander during a raid intended to capture him in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday, sources familiar with what happened on the ground in Syria told CNN.

The ISIS commander, Abu Sayyaf, who was in charge of ISIS' oil and gas operations and directly and increasingly involved in ISIS command and control, fought capture and was killed in the raid, the sources said.

His wife, an Iraqi named Umm Sayyaf, was captured and taken to Iraq for interrogation, the sources said.

All the U.S. troops involved returned safely. About a dozen ISIS fighters were killed in the firefight at a residential building.

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