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"As long as you all have solved the problem of the one who started everything, you will be killed one by one" , threatened the Ukrainian president to the address of the Russian soldiers © Ukrainian President Press Office The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits the dismissed city of Izyum, in the Kharkiv region in Ukraine, Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
© Delil Souleiman of the hundreds of American soldiers are deployed in northeast Syria and continue to fight the Dormant cells of IS . AFP/Delil Souleiman
The American forces killed several Islamic State officials (IS)
in Syria during a helicopter and operation of an air strike
conducted between this Wednesday evening and Thursday in the North- East of Syria, announced the American military command for the Middle East (Centcom). It took place in an enclave held by additional forces of the Syrian regime, near the city of Qamichli controlled by the Kurdish forces allied to the American troops, according to concordant sources. The American command then said in a second press release that he had killed two other officials of the jihadist group during an air strike in northern Syria. This second attack would have, according to Centcom, made it possible to kill "both Abu-Hashum al-Umawi (...) and another senior IS official", without touching civilians. "This strike will weaken IS's ability to destabilize the region and strike our forces and our partners," commented the boss of the American command in the region, General Michael Kurilla. A first since 2011 among the targets of the American operation, there was in particular Rakan Wahid Al-Shamri, "an ISA official known to facilitate the smuggling of arms and the clandestine transport of combatants", said the Centcom . "The targeted individual was killed and one of his injured companions. Two other companions have been arrested, ”confirmed the command, without specifying the nationality of the dead person. No American soldier and no civilian was killed or injured in the operation, according to the same source. In Damascus, Syrian state television reported a helicopter operation of the "American occupation forces" in which a person was killed. She did not give other details. This is the first time, since the start of the war in Syria in 2011, that American troops have led an operation helicopter in an area under the control of the Bashar al-Assad regime, according to the Syrian Observatory for the Rights of the Man (OSDH)
. Dormant cells after a dazzling rise in power in 2014 in Iraq and neighboring Syria and the conquest of vast territories, IS saw its self -proclaimed "caliphate" collapsed under the blow of successive offensives. He was defeated in 2017 in Iraq and 2019 in Syria. But the extremist group continues to carry out attacks in these two countries. The United States continues to target IS leaders. Hundreds of American soldiers are deployed in northeast of Syria as part of an anti-Djihadist coalition, which continues to fight with its Kurdish allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (FDS), Dormant cells of IS. In July, they announced that they had killed a senior IS
in a drone strike in northwest Syria. In June, they reported the capture of an IS chief during a helicopter operation in northern Syria. The head of the EI Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an American raid in 2019 and his successor, Abu Ibrahim al-Hachimi al-Qourachi, was eliminated in February 2022 in an US special forces in the Northwest of Syria, a region widely controlled by the jihadists.
Map. War in Ukraine: strikes in Belgorod in Russia, fights to the east… The point in the 235th day .
© Reuters / CLODAGH KILCYNE A photo taken on October 15, 2022 showing a Ukrainian soldier in the Kharkiv region east of Ukraine. New bombings hit the Russian Region of Belgorod, border of Ukraine on Sunday, October 16. On the Ukrainian soil, the fighting continues in the east and the south of the country.