They also captured his wife who ran a human trafficking network.
US Special Forces have killed a top ISIS commander in a secret raid in Syria and captured his wife who ran a human trafficking network which traded Yazidis.
Abu Sayyaf was killed in a firefight in eastern Syria today by special forces authorised by President Barack Obama, the Pentagon confirmed.
It is believed he was responsible for controlling an ISIS-held oil field.
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said the extremist, who helped direct military operations and oil smuggling for the extremist group, was killed when he ‘engaged US forces’.
His wife, Umm Sayyaf, controlled human trafficking for the terrorist organisation which included selling Yazidis, the Christian group from the North of Iraq.
She is the first US-held detainee of the war against ISIS and questions have now been raised over where she will be taken.
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