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Press Release | Sept. 25, 2023

Helicopter Raid in Northern Syria Targets ISIS Official


Sept. 25, 2023 

Release Number 20230925-01 


TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command forces successfully conducted a helicopter raid in northern Syria, Sept. 23, 2023. Abu Halil al-Fad’ani, an ISIS Syria Operational and Facilitation official, was captured during the raid. Al-Fad’ani was assessed to have relationships throughout the ISIS network in the region. 

“The capture of ISIS officials like al-Fad’ani increases our ability to locate, target, and remove terrorist from the battlefield,” said Lt. Col. Troy Garlock, CENTCOM spokesperson. “USCENTCOM remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS.” 

No civilians were killed or injured during this operation.