published : 2023-09-30

CENTCOM Confirms Successful Helicopter Raid on ISIS Collaborator

Following the Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Network Operates as an Ecosystem of Terrorist Cells

Aerial shot of a CENTCOM base showcasing the strategic operations against ISIS (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

A strategic helicopter raid conducted in northern Syria has resulted in the capture of a high-ranking ISIS collaborator, according to U.S. Central Command.

During the operation, Mamduh Ibrahim al-Haji Shaykh was apprehended with the aid of U.S. Syrian Kurdish fighters.

This successful raid serves as yet another testament to USCENTCOM's unwavering commitment to eradicating the ISIS threat.

Close-up of a military helicopter used in the successful raid on an ISIS collaborator (Taken with Nikon D850)

No civilian casualties or injuries were reported during the mission.

The captured suspect is identified as an 'ISIS Facilitator' in the military's official report and is also known by the name Abu Youssef.

The city of Raqqa served as the location for his ultimate apprehension, as confirmed by the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Portrait of Mamduh Ibrahim al-Haji Shaykh, the captured high-ranking ISIS collaborator (Taken with Sony Alpha 7R III)

Ever since the demise of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist network has transformed into a complex web of interconnected cells, proving to be a significant challenge for counterterrorism efforts.

In a decisive blow to the organization, U.S. forces eliminated high-ranking ISIS leader Usamah al-Muhajir in a targeted airstrike carried out in eastern Syria.

As CENTCOM commander Gen. Michael Kurilla emphasized, the fight against ISIS extends far beyond the region, with the organization remaining an ongoing global threat.