US military arrests ISIS commander in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS says that a top ISIS leader was caught in a rare U.S. military raid on the ground in northwest Syria.

A U.S. defense official said that no U.S. military personnel were hurt in the raid and that none of the planes were damaged.

Operation Inherent Resolve claimed coalition troops captured a top Daesh commander on June 16. "The imprisoned person was a bomb builder and facilitator who became a senior commander in Syria."

A U.S. official told ABC News that the ISIS leader who was caught in the raid is named Hani Ahmed al-Kurdi and that he was planning ISIS operations at the time.

ISIS remains a menace while being weakened. We'll beat it. Last night's operation, which took a key ISIS operative off the battlefield, underscores our commitment to the Middle East's stability.

U.S. military ground assaults into northwestern Syria are perilous since they are far west from U.S. bases in eastern Syria in extremist- or government-controlled regions.

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