Local residents and first responders described a dramatic overnight incident that left a number of people dead, including women and children.
U.S. special forces carried out an overnight raid in northwestern Syria that killed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group, President Joe Biden said Thursday.
“Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation,” Biden said in a statement. “Thanks to the bravery of our Armed Forces, we have removed from the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS.”
“All Americans have returned safely from the operation,” he said.