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Night raid in Syria: The special-forces op that killed Islamic State's money man
Night raid in Syria: The special-forces op that killed Islamic State's money man

Under the night sky, a fleet of Black Hawk helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft carrying Army Delta Force commandos took off from Iraq and slipped across the border into eastern Syria, military and intelligence officials said. The goal: capture an Islamic State leader holed up in a multistory building in the town of Al Amr. After touching down in darkness late Friday, the elite forces came under fire, and women and children scattered for cover, according to a senior military official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. As the U.S. soldiers began their assault, they engaged in an intense firefight and some fought hand-to-hand with militants, the senior official said. The battle...

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