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US forces detained a senior ISIS leader who defense officials say is an experienced bomb maker during an operation in Syria on Thursday.
“The mission was meticulously planned to minimize the risk of collateral damage, particularly any potential harm to civilians,” Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition against ISIS, said in a statement.
“There were no civilian injuries during the operation and no damage to Coalition aircraft or assets.”
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The identity of the captured ISIS leader was not immediately released by defense officials.
ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi detonated a suicide vest and killed himself in northwestern Syria earlier this year during a US Special Operations counter-terrorism mission.
Before that, another former ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed himself in northern Syria in October 2019 when US Special Operations forces entered a compound where he was staying.
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“Coalition forces will continue to hunt down Daesh remnants wherever they hide to ensure their lasting defeat,” Operation Inherent Resolve said.