Possible Coalition Casualties in Syria Air Assault Raid

At approximately 0300 EST, initial reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) indicated that five ISIS militants were killed in a U.S. airstrike and air assault operation in al-Dahla village in Deir Ezzor Governate, Syria.

By 0400 EST, the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) had confirmed an operation and that a cell of five ISIS members were killed. This cell was reportedly responsible for a car bombing in Deir Ezzor Governate. Ontop of the five killed, two were also arrested. One of the cell members killed has been identified as Hussein Muhammad al-Khader.

Hussein Muhammad al-Khader killed during US coalition air assault operation in al-Dahla village in Deir Ezzor Governorate. Source: TG

By 0500 EST, Hawar News reported that the ISIS cell had detonated explosives in the house where the cell worked out of during the raid. That explosion reportedly caused casualties among the U.S.-led team. Of the coalition casualties, five have been reported as SDF, with zero reported U.S. casualties.