U.S. captures ISIS official after helicopter raid in Syria


The capture of the ISIS official comes the day after U.S. forces killed another top official.

The United States military announced Saturday that it conducted a helicopter raid in eastern Syria that yielded the capture of a top ISIS official.

In a press release, CENTCOM announced that U.S. Central Command forces worked with the Syrian military to conduct a helicopter raid, leading to the capture of an ISIS official identified as Batar.

The press release says Batar was “involved in planning attacks on SDF-guarded detention centers and manufacturing improvised explosive devices.”



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