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Senior ISIS Leader Killed, Four US Service Members and Working Dog Wounded in Syria Raid

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A senior ISIS leader was killed, and four U.S. servicemembers and a military working dog were wounded in a helicopter raid in Syria, military officials said.

Officials from U.S. Central Command announced the developments on Friday.

Senior ISIS leader Hamza al-Homsi was killed in the raid. The Americans and the dog were wounded when Homsi detonated a suicide vest.  The servicemembers and the dog were treated initially in Iraq, and are being flown to Landstuhl in Germany for additional medical care. 

The operation was conducted Thursday night in partnership with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to U.S. Centcom spokesman Col. Joe Buccino. The Americans and the dog are reported to be in stable condition, he said.

About 900 American troops continue to operate in Syria, where they work alongside local forces.

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