US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria have reported killing over 150 ISIS fighters in an airstrike on the terror organization’s headquarters and command and control center. According to the coalition’s spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon, the strike involved “over a week’s worth” of intelligence work involving multiple kinds of coalition intelligence as well as information from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS on the ground.
The statement issued further maintained that there were no civilian casualties seeing as the camp attacked was exclusively occupied by Daesh jihadists. Dillon said the strike took place in the Syrian town of As Shafah, located in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, an area where remnants of ISIS continue to operate.
A US military official said the strike was carried out by US Navy F/A-18 jets and unmanned drone aircraft. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently operating in the Gulf in support of strikes against ISIS in Syria.