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Press Release | Dec. 16, 2022

U.S. Raids Detain ISIS Militants


Dec. 16, 2022

Release Number 20221216-11


TAMPA, Fla. – Statement from Col. Joe Buccino, U.S. Central Command spokesman.

Since partnered operations to defeat ISIS between the U.S. and SDF resumed on December 8, we have conducted 6 partnered operations, resulting in the detention of 5 ISIS operatives involved in planning attacks on detention facilities holding ISIS fighters and on the Al Hol camp.

The U.S. remains committed to countering the global threat from ISIS in partnership with local forces. ISIS continues to pursue an aggressive operational agenda, including external attacks that threaten U.S. allies and partners in the region and beyond. American forces remain in Syria partnered with local forces to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.