Bilal al-Sudani’s financing of the ISIS branch in Afghanistan that killed 13 U.S. troops in 2021 elevated him on U.S. kill-or-capture lists.
The operations were the second time in recent weeks that U.S. forces had killed or captured ISIS terrorists.
Special Operations forces carried out an overnight helicopter raid at the compound of an official who the military said was involved in plotting and enabling terrorist attacks.
The mission in Germany would streamline a training and assistance system that the United States and its allies created on the fly after Russia’s invasion, officials said.
Biden administration officials vowed to continue sending military, economic and humanitarian aid to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia.
Nearly a year after the strike that killed 10 civilians, more than 30 people the Biden administration pledged to help resettle in the U.S. are still trying to leave the country.
A new intelligence assessment of the Al Qaeda threat was prepared after a drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, the group’s leader. But some outside counterterrorism specialists said it was overly optimistic.
A little-known group at U.S. European Command in Germany fills Ukraine’s battlefield requests with donations from more than 40 countries.
The attack was the latest in a series of American operations against ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria.
The April attack at the Green Village base in northeastern Syria wounded four American service members.