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CENTCOM confirms successful helicopter raid on ISIS collaborator

A high-ranking ISIS collaborator was captured in northern Syria during a raid, U.S. Central Command confirmed Saturday.

Mamduh Ibrahim al-haji Shaykh was captured on Thursday after a successful helicopter raid conducted in collaboration with U.S. Syrian Kurdish fighters.

“USCENTCOM remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS,” said spokesman Lt. Col. Troy Garlock.

U.S. forces killed high-ranking ISIS leader Usamah al-Muhajir in an airstrike in eastern Syria in July, according to a statement from USCENTCOM at the time. 

“We have made it clear that we remain committed to the defeat of ISIS throughout the region,” said CENTCOM commander Gen. Michael Kurilla. 

He added, “ISIS remains a threat, not only to the region but well beyond.”

Fox News Digital’s Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at


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