(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that four U.S. Army troops and a working dog were injured during a recent operation that targeted a senior Islamic State leader.
The operation, which was conducted in northeastern Syria in collaboration with the Syrian Democratic Forces, resulted in the death of Hamza al-Homsi, a senior figure in the ISIS terrorist organization.
The cause of the explosion that injured the U.S. troops and the military dog is yet to be determined.
The troops and the dog are receiving treatment at a medical facility in Iraq.
The U.S. forces remaining in Syria, estimated to be around 900, have been working with the Syrian Democratic Forces to strike against ISIS militants.
In a recent raid on 10th February, coalition forces killed Ibrahim Al Qahtani, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in executing prison breaks of militants in Syria.
In late January, U.S. forces in Syria, working with an unnamed Syrian resistance group, captured two ISIS militants.
CENTCOM spokesperson Col. Joe Buccino emphasized that ISIS continues to pose a threat to their partners and to the people of Iraq, Syria, and beyond. The mission to defeat ISIS, in collaboration with the Syrian Democratic Forces, remains ongoing.
In December, ISIS named a new commander after the former leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi blew himself up during a siege that did not involve the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition forces.
In conclusion, U.S. forces in Syria say they remain committed to working with their partners to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS. They note that the recent operation that resulted in the death of a senior ISIS leader and the injury of U.S. troops and a working dog is a testament to the ongoing efforts to defeat the terrorist organization.
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