Military Reports

Military Reports

CENTCOM for December 18, 2022 – December 20, 2022

Report Date

December 20, 2022

Dec. 20, 2022

Release Number 20221220-1


TAMPA, Fla. – Over the past 48 hours, US Central Command forces conducted three helicopter raids in eastern Syria resulting in the detention of six ISIS operatives, including al-Zubaydi, an Islamic State Syria Province Senior Official involved in the planning and facilitation of ISIS attacks in Syria. Extensive planning went into these operations to ensure their successful execution. Initial assessments indicate no civilians were killed or injured. “These partnered operations reaffirm CENTCOM’s steadfast commitment to the region and the enduring defeat of ISIS,” said Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, CENTCOM Commander. “The capture of these ISIS operatives will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out destabilizing attacks.”