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US-trained Iraqi counterterrorism forces capture ISIS child recruiter in independent operation | Stars & Stripes

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The operators didn’t have to fire a single bullet according to the coalition officials. The raid in Fallujah led to the capture of a suspected Islamic State child recruitment ringleader. The United States still frequently conducts missions along the foreign militaries, but this operation was completely independent of U.S. help. With Iraqi forces becoming more capable, the American military troops has gone from 5,000 to less than 3,000 in the past couple of months with about 900 troops remaining in Syria. “We have the capability to execute any [ground] mission,” said the head of the CTS. Officials hope last week’s mission will help obtain information needed to target other members of the child recruitment ring.

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-trained-iraqi-counterterrorism-forces-capture-isis-child-recruiter-in-independent-operation-1.650986

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