CENTCOM claims to have captured ISIS official in northern Syria
The US Central Command says it captured an ISIS official in Syria during a raid.
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Monday that US occupation forces captured an ISIS official during a raid in northern Syria.
"US Central Command forces successfully conducted a helicopter raid in northern Syria, September 23, 2023," CENTCOM said in a statement.
"Abu Halil al-Fad'ani, an ISIS Syria Operational and Facilitation official, was captured during the raid," the statement added.
The occupation forces allegedly carried out the raid without inflicting any injuries or deaths on civilians.
Al-Fad'ani is responsible for maintaining relationships throughout the terror organization's network in the region.
"The capture of ISIS officials like al-Fad’ani increases our ability to locate, target, and remove terrorists from the battlefield," said CENTCOM spokesperson Troy Garlock. "USCENTCOM remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS."
The United States has about 1,000 occupation soldiers deployed in Syria under the guise of fighting ISIS, though those were defeated in Syria in 2019 but still maintain hideouts in remote desert areas intersecting with the US occupation zone in Al-Tanf, southeast of Syria.
Using this pretext, the United States is plundering Syria's resources, most notably oil. Syrian news agencies repeatedly report incidents of US occupation forces looting new batches of Syrian oil and smuggling them to their occupation bases in Iraq.
It is noteworthy that in August 2022, the Syrian Oil Ministry revealed that the US occupation forces loot the majority of Syria's oil, knowing that the daily production of the eastern oil fields is 80.3 thousand barrels.
The United States has been for years supporting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias, and the US-backed forces are currently occupying parts of the provinces of al-Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, and Raqqa, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located.
US troops claim to be occupying the area in order to rid the region of terrorists, yet the US has strategically implanted itself there for the purposes of stealing Syria's natural resources, as well as destabilizing President Bashar al-Assad's government.
In December of 2022, Syria's Foreign Ministry said the US occupation forces and their affiliated military groups' systematic lootings of Syrian oil, wheat, and other national resources have amounted to direct losses valued at $25.9 billion and indirect losses valued at over $86 billion.
The Ministry then demanded the UN to once again adopt urgent steps to cease the violation of international law by the US and its allies and ensure compensation for these violations.