US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Thursday released an end of the year report that said US troops carried out 313 missions in Iraq and Syria against ISIS, killing 686 suspected members of the terrorist group.
Breaking it down by country, the command said US troops participated in 108 partnered operations with the Kurdish-led SDF and 14 unilateral missions in Syria that killed 466 ISIS “operatives.” In Iraq, US troops took part in 191 partnered operations with Iraqi government forces, which killed 220 ISIS operatives.
The biggest battle took place at a prison in Al-Hasakah, Syria that holds thousands of ISIS fighters. Fighting ensued after an attempted prison breakout, and the US gave air support to SDF fighters on the ground.
According to CENTCOM, more than 420 suspected ISIS members and 120 SDF fighters were killed in the battle. Reports at the time of the battle said that ISIS had about 850 children held hostage in the prison, and at least two were killed as a result of the battle, but that wasn’t mentioned by CENTCOM.
A 17-year-old Australian boy who was in the prison at the time of the battle told Human Rights Watch that he estimated 15 to 20 children were killed. The boy said he was injured by a US Apache helicopter strike. CENTCOM offered no estimate of civilian casualties that were killed as a result of any of its operations.
In one US special forces raid in Syria against an ISIS leader in February, civilians were reported killed, which was confirmed by the Pentagon. Some reports said up to six children were killed and four women. President Biden said the raid was “successful” because it killed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, who replaced Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of ISIS after he was killed in a similar raid in 2019.
Back in July, President Biden falsely claimed that US troops are no longer involved in combat operations in the Middle East. Ahead of his visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Biden said he would be “the first president to visit the Middle East since 9/11 without US troops engaged in a combat mission there.”
Besides US operations in Iraq and Syria, Biden told Congress that US troops are also deployed in Yemen to conduct operations against al-Qaeda. While not technically in the Middle East, Biden deployed additional troops to Somalia this year and has been ramping up the drone war against al-Shabaab.
23 thoughts on “CENTCOM Says US Troops Killed 686 Suspected ISIS Members in 2022”
I have zero sympathy for ISIS, but we don’t even know how many civilians and children that were killed and probably don’t care. Just collateral damage.
“US Says US Troops Killed 686 Suspected ISIS Members in 2022”
Biden says army “Intuition Training” helped troops defensively open fire on street citizens they “suspected” might be ISIS members. “Y’know, Republicans say women are too emotional, so they wanta’ take away their right to go to the lady’s room,” elaborated the US President, “But here I think feminine intuition is a pretty good thing.”
Thank you, for the women’s intuition acknowledgment. 🙂
Joey Biden’s britches are too big for him.
“Thank you, for the women’s intuition acknowledgment.”
‘If you don’t support our troops’ intuitions, you ain’t a woman!’ Biden responded to one female journalist who asked how many of the killed “suspects” actually were ISIS members.
How the h*ll do we know it is true?
“Australian boy” Sure, Dave. And not a “prisoner”, he just “was at the prison at the time”.
So it sounds like he wasn’t an ISIS invader. Sounds like he’s an “Australian boy” who just happened to be there. Maybe on vacation?
(Sarcasm Alert) Again, in case you forgot: Russian bombs are dumb. They only kill civilians and destroy maternity hospitals. US bombs are smart. They only kill ISIS members. But if any children die in the process, it’s ISIS fault because they were holding them hostage. Capiche? …What’s that? I’m being ridiculous? Am I more ridiculous than what you’re told by the MSM everyday?
I rather thought that this was common knowledge…!
I heard that the American Bombs & Drones have sensers that will only kill “Male Terrorists”!
“CENTCOM offered no estimate of civilian casualties that were killed as a result of any of its operation.”
If “initial assessments” are to be believed, that would be zero. Just like that initial assessment of that “righteous strike” in Afghanistan that made 10 innocents into pink mist.
I don’t care if you are the military, you just can’t go around killing everyone and everything… Oh wait, I’m wrong. 😉
SUSPECTED ? , so i will take that as the majority where CIVILIANS , they are still to explain how they killed 160 CIVILIANS in Somalia .
And then they figured out 685 of them were civilians mostly women and children….
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