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4 US service members wounded in helicopter raid that killed ISIS leader in Syria | ABC News

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Four US service members were wounded in a helicopter raid in northeast Syria, during which a senior ISIS leader, Hamza al-Homsi, was killed. 

The explosion that caused the injuries was triggered by al-Homsi, who oversaw the terrorist network in eastern Syria. The injured troops and a working dog are receiving treatment at a US medical facility in Iraq. The US has approximately 900 troops operating in northeastern Syria, where they partner with local forces to counter the lingering threat posed by ISIS. The group was defeated militarily in Syria in 2019, but it continues to maintain a low-level insurgency in Iraq and Syria, and inspires followers to commit violent attacks in the West. US special operations force regularly carry out high-risk missions in Syria targeting ISIS leaders in an effort to gather more intelligence on the group’s operations. 




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