Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 15:06

U.S. commandos have raided eastern Syria, killing a senior Islamic State leader in a firefight and capturing his wife.
According to intelligence officials, this special operation was announced as IS fighters were in central and northeastern Syria.

The militants are nearing the historic city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, and have seized a water facility and an oil field on the city's eastern outskirts.

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