The U.S. military conducted a helicopter raid in northern Syria and captured an operator associated with the Islamic State extremist group 

The captured individual is identified as Abu Halil al-Fad’ani, who had extensive connections within the ISIS network in the region 

U.S. Central Command officially confirmed the successful capture of Abu Halil al-Fad’ani during the operation 

This capture is expected to enhance U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region, potentially leading to the targeting of more ISIS members 

Currently, the U.S. maintains around 900 troops in Syria, primarily focused on countering the remnants of the Islamic State group 

The Islamic State group had previously controlled a significant portion of Syria until 2019 

Concurrently, U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces have imposed a curfew in Deir el-Zour province due to ongoing conflicts with rival Arab militiamen 

The curfew affects several towns in the province, including Ziban, near the Iraqi border where American troops are stationed 

The presence of hundreds of U.S. troops in Deir el-Zour province dates back to 2015, primarily due to its significant oil reserves 

Syria continues to grapple with a devastating 12-year civil war, resulting in a substantial loss of life, and the government views Kurdish-led forces as secessionist fighters allied with the United States