Skip to comments.Sources: U.S. Special Operations forces kill ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf in Syria raid
Posted on 05/16/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT by McGruff
U.S. Special Operations forces killed a senior ISIS commander during a raid intended to capture him in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday, sources familiar with what happened on the ground in Syria told CNN.
The ISIS commander, Abu Sayyaf, who was in charge of ISIS' oil and gas operations and directly and increasingly involved in ISIS command and control, fought capture and was killed in the raid, the sources said.
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His wife, an Iraqi named Umm Sayyaf, was captured and taken to Iraq for interrogation, the sources said.
All the U.S. troops involved returned safely. About a dozen ISIS fighters were killed in the firefight at a residential building.
better that hes dead than headed to gitmo only to be released in another swap deal..
Good. The only good terrorist.......
Does anyone recall congress’ declaration of war prior to sending combat troops into Syria? Or Libya?
GOOD thing President Obeyme isn’t a republican, huh?
Release No: NR-175-15
May 16, 2015
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Counter-ISIL Operation in Syria
Last night, at the direction of the Commander in Chief, I ordered U.S. Special Operations Forces to conduct an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture an ISIL senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf and his wife Umm Sayyaf. Abu Sayyaf was involved in ISIL’s military operations and helped direct the terrorist organization’s illicit oil, gas, and financial operations as well.
Abu Sayyaf was killed during the course of the operation when he engaged U.S. forces.
U.S. forces captured Umm Sayyaf, who we suspect is a member of ISIL, played an important role in ISIL’s terrorist activities, and may have been complicit in what appears to have been the enslavement of a young Yezidi woman rescued last night.
No U.S. forces were killed or injured during this operation.
The operation represents another significant blow to ISIL, and it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies.
I thank the extraordinary men and women in uniform who executed this complex and challenging mission, along with all those who supported it. Their professionalism, dedication, and valor are a deep source of pride and inspiration to us all.
Yes, CNN is all about the Obama worship....covering Team Valerie’s faux war on terror as if it truly existed.
No problem....His 40 siblings will rise up.
Ah, the highly qualified Obama sycophant Ash Carter puts out a “press release” to prove Team Valerie is SERIOUS.
And CNN dutifully bows the knee.
we want photos
They still insist on calling those terrorists ISIL while the media and the rest of the world considers them to be ISIS. Which is it, you decide!
It's much worse that almost everybody insists on calling them "terrorists" instead of what they are, enemy soldiers serving in the irregular forces of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Why would you need photos? Maybe he was buried at sea like most Muslim terrorists are. /sarc
My first thought, too. “Boots on the ground?” No biggie because Lord Obama sent them in. I wonder what the Syrians have to say this morning.
As you say, if this were a Republican president, we wouldn’t hear the end of it.
Hooray for our extremely brave special forces. I’m in awe of the men that volunteer for special,forces and then these tough ops.
yes the traditional muslim burial...how silly of me.
It’s The Caliphate.
If my memory (as bad as it is) serves me right, didn't the Zero Mulatto promise no boots on the ground?
Oh well just another DEMOCRAT lying. But I will admit he is trying to emulate President Bush.
See my #16
It is obvious these SOF weren’t Navy SEALS or it would have been already been announced by one of them, followed by a trip to Hollywood for a new movie. The other boys, “Quiet Professionals” are just that. That is all I will say about that.
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