US Defense Secretary says Special Operations conduct raid in eastern Syria targeting Islamic State leader

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says US Special Operations forces conduct operation in eastern Syria targeting senior Islamic State leader Abu Sayyaf.

According to a White House statement released Saturday, the raid was conducted on President Barack Obama’s direction. Furthemore, the White House stated that Abu Sayyaf’s wife was captured and is in US military detention in Iraq.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4657863,00.html

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