US forces arrest IS members in a raid in Syria

The US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Sunday that three members of the Islamic State group had been apprehended by US forces during a helicopter and ground raid in eastern Syria.

The militants were taken prisoner a day earlier, according to CENTCOM, which identified them as logisticians, facilitators, and “associates” of the jihadist group.

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A civilian was treated for “minimal injuries” and sent to a hospital, according to a statement from CENTCOM.

A global alliance led by Washington is combating IS in Syria.

Following a military assault supported by the coalition in March 2019, when the jihadists lost their last pockets of land, the majority of the IS remnants in Syria withdrew into desert lairs in the east of the nation.

Since then, they have continued to carry out strikes in Iraq while using similar hideouts to ambush forces headed by the Kurds and soldiers from the Syrian government.

An Iranian-backed militia, according to a war monitor, launched the drone attack that targeted a US-led coalition base in southern Syria on Friday, according to CENTCOM.

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