The U.S. special forces have launched a counter-terrorist raid in northern Syria, targetting Al-Quaeda leaders. The raid is reportedly the largest since 2019 when the U.S. assassinated Al Quaeda leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group.
The Pentagon released very few details about the raid. However, many civilians are considered dead, including six children and four women, according to the White Helmets rescue service. No American casualties have been reported.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement,
“U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command conducted a counterterrorism mission this evening in northwest Syria. The mission was successful. There were no U.S. casualties. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”