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Four US troops, working dog wounded in Syria raid against Islamic State

A senior IS official was killed in a raid in northeast Syria that injured US troops and a working dog, who were transported to Iraq for medical treatment.

WASHINGTON – The US military said four of its troops and a working dog were wounded when a senior Islamic State leader triggered a blast during a helicopter-borne raid by the United States and local Kurdish-led fighters on his location in eastern Syria late on Thursday.

The suspected IS official, identified by the US military as Hamza al-Homsi, was killed during the operation in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province.

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