New Delhi, May 16: In yet another setback for the dreaded ISIS a senior commander Abu Sayaf was killed in Syria. The Pentagon while announcing his death said that no US soldier was killed in the attack.
The US forces also managed to capture Sayaf's wife. Sayaf was in charge of the oil fields that the ISIS had captured in Syria.
This is a triple blow for the ISIS in the past month. Earlier this month it's supreme commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured severely in an attack. Two days ago the second in command Abu al Afri was killed in an airstrike.
Bhagdadi had only a day back released an audio clip in which he sought to lift the sagging morale of his fighters. He even made a reference to the war in Yemen which suggested that the clip was recent.
Today the Pentagon announced that during the raid Abu Sayyaf was killed. The Pentagon statement also said that commandos freed "a young Yazidi woman who appears to have been held as a slave" Abu Sayyaf and his wife.