U.S. Troops Carry Out Ground Raid against ISIS in Syria

(Washington Post) Liz Sly and Missy Ryan - U.S. Special Operations troops carried out a ground operation on Sunday near Deir al-Zour, deep in the heart of Islamic State territory in eastern Syria, U.S. officials said Monday. The troops, who landed in helicopters, spent 90 minutes in the area, then left carrying Islamic State captives and bodies. A U.S. defense official said that during the operation, aimed at capturing an Islamic State militant, a firefight broke out and the militant, along with another person in the vehicle, was killed. No Americans were injured.

2017-01-10 00:00:00

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