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Press Release | Jan. 19, 2023

CENTCOM Conducts a Partnered D-ISIS Operation with the Syrian Democratic Forces


Jan. 19, 2023

Release Number 20230119-01



TAMPA, Fla.  U.S. Central Command forces partnered with Syrian Democratic Forces to conduct a partnered helicopter assault in eastern Syria on Jan. 18 capturing an ISIS Syrian provincial media and security operative. The individual was involved in the planning and facilitation of ISIS operations in and outside of the region as well as global recruiting efforts.

Extensive planning went into this operation to ensure its successful execution. Initial assessments indicate no civilians were killed or injured.

“This operation reaffirms CENTCOM’s steadfast commitment to the region and the enduring defeat of ISIS,” said Col. Joe Buccino, CENTCOM spokesperson. “The capture of this ISIS operative will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners and innocent civilians.

“ISIS continues to represent a threat to the U.S. and partners in the region. CENTCOM maintains a sufficient and sustainable presence in the region and will continue to counter threats against regional security.”