Four U.S. service members have been wounded and a senior ISIS leader has been killed during a helicopter raid in Northern Syria, according to officials. Hamza al-Homsi, a senior ISIS leader, was targeted by the raid, which caused an explosion in the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor, Syria.
The four injured service members and a working dog are receiving treatment at a U.S. medical facility in Iraq.
The U.S. partnered with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to execute the raid. No other ISIS fighters were killed or captured, and no SDF partner forces were injured during the operation. No civilians were near al-Homsi, and initial assessments indicate no civilians were killed or injured.
The operation follows the successful killing of Ibrahim Al Qahtani, an ISIS official involved in planning prison breaks of extremists in Syria. The troops also seized multiple weapons, ammo and a suicide belt during the raid.