At least 32 Islamic State members, including four of its leaders, were killed in air strikes and a U.S. special forces raid that targeted the group in eastern Syria, a group monitoring the Syrian war said on Sunday. US officials said the raid killed a senior Islamic State leader identified as a Tunisian who helped to manage its black-market sales of
oil and gas to raise funds. A US official said that about a dozen fighters were killed in the raid. British-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gathers its information from sources in the region. The operation in the eastern Deir al-Zor province marked a departure from Washington’s strategy of relying primarily on air strikes to target militants in the area.