Delta Force’s First Time Going Hand-to-Hand With ISIS End With An EPIC Result
Islamic State terrorists received a deadly lesson when members of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force, stormed an ISIS stronghold in Syria in what was described as a commando-style raid deep behind enemy lines.
Delta Force is the counter-terrorism unit comprised of recruits from the Army’s Special forces, including the Rangers.
The raid resulted in the death of Abu Sayyaf, who commanded the oil and gas operations that have funneled millions into ISIS’s treasury and funded its terror activities.
After a firefight, Delta Force closed in on the ISIS camp and took out a dozen terrorists in hand-to-hand combat.
Delta Force personnel undergo a grueling training process, with only a small percentage of the all-male recruits completing what is considered to be the most demanding of any military training.
No Delta Force personnel were reported lost or injured in the raid.
Sayyaf’s wife, Umm, who has been in charge of a vast human trafficking network, was reportedly captured in the raid.
As President Obama continues his strategy of using airstrikes against ISIS while remaining adamant in his refusal to put boots on the ground, special units such as Delta Force have proven invaluable resources in quick, surprise missions that call for their special training and talent.
Delta Force commandos rescued U.S. State Department personnel in the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
Many of these missions have been widely publicized in books and movies, such as “Zero Dark Thirty,” the story of SEAL Team Six’s killing Osama bin Laden, but Delta Force has maintained a lower profile in the public eye.
Delta Force, along with other covert operation units, is under the authority of the Joint Special Operations Command, officially, however, the U.S. military does not acknowledge the existence of such units.