Senior ISIS leader killed in U.S. commando raid, Pentagon says

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BEIRUT — The Pentagon says U.S. commandos have mounted a rare raid in eastern Syria, killing the Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields in a firefight and capturing his wife.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the raid Saturday, identifying the militant as Abu Sayyaf. He said no U.S. forces were killed or injured.

Syrian state media earlier reported government forces killed at least 40 IS fighters, including a senior commander in charge of oil fields, in an attack Saturday on the country’s largest oil field — held by IS.

See the full White House statement on the U.S. operation that killed senior ISIS leader #AbuSayyaf in eastern Syria pic.twitter.com/K21LqFiN92

— Mashable (@mashable) May 16, 2015 Read more…

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Senior ISIS leader killed in U.S. commando raid, Pentagon says

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