By Oyintari Ben
One person was killed in a US airborne operation involving numerous helicopters in the northeastern region of Syria, according to Syrian state TV on Thursday.
According to the British-based Observatory for Human Rights, it is the first such operation in territories under regime control.
Without going into any detail, Syria’s state TV stated that “US occupation troops carried out a landing operation utilizing numerous helicopters in the village of Muluk Saray in the southern countryside of Qamishli and murdered one person.”
The Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US military stated that it currently “had no information to give.”
According to the British-based Observatory for Human Rights, the operation’s target village is under the hands of Syrian regime forces and is located 17 kilometers (10 miles) south of the city of Qamishli.
The Observatory stated without naming the casualty that “it is the first time” that US forces carry out such an operation in territories controlled by the government.
The monitor reported that a number of other people were apprehended without giving specific numbers.
Three US helicopters carrying troops had landed overnight, according to a villager.
According to a resident who spoke to news agency under the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation, US forces invaded a residence and killed one individual while capturing a number of others.
During the operation, “they used loud speakers to call on citizens to stay indoors,” he claimed.
The resident identified the victim as Abu Hayel, a little-known Syrian from the province of Hassakeh.
Washington is a member of the coalition led by the US that is fighting ISIS in Syria.
The Pentagon reported in July that a drone attack in Syria’s north had killed the country’s top ISIS extremist.
He was “one of the top five” ISIS leaders overall, according to CENTCOM.
The July attack came five months after a US midnight operation in the village of Atme, which resulted in the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, the head of ISIS.
According to US sources, Qurashi died after he detonated a bomb to elude capture.
The remainder of ISIS in Syria primarily withdrew into desert hideouts after losing their last stronghold in March 2019 as a result of a military assault supported by a US-led coalition.
Since then, they have continued to carry out strikes in Iraq while using similar hideouts to ambush forces headed by the Kurds and soldiers from the Syrian government.