Middle East

US raid in Syria killed 32 ISIS members, including 4 leaders: activists

Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey (L) and U.S, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speak to the media during a briefing at the Pentagon April 16, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. (AFP)

BEIRUT: A U.S. special forces raid in eastern Syria killed 32 members of ISIS, including four leaders, an activist group said Sunday.

"The U.S. operation killed 32 members of ISIS, among them four officials, including ISIS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy ISIS defense minister, and an ISIS communications official," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

US officials have said "about a dozen" people were killed in the operation.





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