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Pentagon: Four Islamic State fighters killed in nighttime Syria raid

Conflicting accounts of the raid emerged amid renewed scrutiny of the Pentagon's oversight of civilian casualties in Syria.
This picture taken on Dec. 7, 2021, shows an aerial view of US Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFV) during a joint military exercise.

The Pentagon on Monday said four “armed Daesh (Islamic State [IS]) fighters” were killed in an overnight raid carried out in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.

“Last night, there were two operations conducted in al-Busayrah, Syria. One was a partnered operation with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the other was a unilateral SDF operation,” Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Jessica McNulty told Al-Monitor via email.

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