U.S. Forces Have Captured Another Daesh Senior Leader During Night Helicopter Raid

Syria raid
A screenshot from the video listed below revealing the Chinook in flight at really low elevation. In package a file picture of a MH-47 G of the 160 th SOAR. (Photo: Boeing/U. S. Army)

The raid happened in northeast Syria, near the Turkish border.

One of the leading leaders of Daesh’s Syrian branch was caught throughout a night raid in northeast Syria on June 15,2022 The recorded person is a skilled bomb maker and functional facilitator, which U.S. authorities recognized as Hani Ahmed Al-Kurdi, likewise referred to as the “Wali of Raqqa” (Governor of Raqqa).

” The objective was carefully prepared to decrease the threat of civilian casualties or civilian damage. The operation succeeded; no civilians were damaged nor existed injuries to Coalition forces or damage to Coalition airplane or properties”, stated journalism release from the Combined Joint Task Force– Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).

Video of the helicopters, seems Black Hawks and Chinooks of the US-led union. pic.twitter.com/dU6xbBpcwB

— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) June 15, 2022

Six helicopters were supposedly associated with the operation, with videos emerged on social networks revealing CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in the Aleppo countryside. Provided the kind of objective and the reality that they were flying really low and quickly, it is nearly specific those helicopters were certainly MH-47 Gs and MH-60 Ms of the 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), much better referred to as the Night Stalkers.

A video revealing what seems a MH-47 G Chinook of the United States 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers” flying near Jarabulus. This routine is generally charged with highly-sensitive objectives. pic.twitter.com/2yj921 nRrQ

— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) June 15, 2022

Details about the raid are questionable, with war tracking groups stating that the target was a home on the edge of the town of al-Humayra. Some sources state that the town is inhabited by Turkish-backed militants, which apparently likewise opened fire versus the helicopters, while fighter jets and UAVs loitered above the location.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that here were 7 minutes of armed clashes in between the soldiers and individuals inside the town prior to the helicopters flew off. They likewise reported that the helicopters later on landed at a base in the Kobane area in eastern Aleppo province, following the effective raid.

Earlier this year, another raid in northern Syria led to the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group. Because event, among the helicopters was deserted and ruined far from the target substance, while the heavy clashed in between United States forces and the militants resulted likewise in the death of a variety of civilians inhabiting the target structure.


Stefano D’Urso is a self-employed reporter and factor to TheAviationist based in Lecce, Italy. A graduate in Industral Engineering he’s likewise studying to accomplish a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Electronic Warfare, Loitering Munitions and OSINT strategies used to the world of military operations and present disputes are amongst his locations of competence.

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