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US Military Says It Captured Two ISIS Members in Syria

US Military Says It Captured Two ISIS Members in Syria

Monday, 23 January, 2023 - 05:45
American soldiers drive a Bradley fighting vehicle during a joint exercise with Syrian Democratic Forces at the countryside of Deir Ezzor in northeastern Syria, Dec. 8, 2021. (AFP)

American forces have captured two ISIS members during an air and ground assault in eastern Syria, the US military's Central Command said in a statement released on Sunday.

The raid happened on Saturday, according to Col. Joe Buccino, a Central Command spokesperson, adding that one civilian received "minor injuries" during the attack and was treated at a nearby medical facility before being released back to his family.

Few other details of the raid were disclosed. Central Command alluded to the presence of "partner forces" - language which in the past has been used to refer to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian Kurdish armed group that helped the US and its allies defeat ISIS.

Central Command did not immediately return a message seeking further information about the attack.

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