Delta Force nabs ISIL operative in Iraq

U.S. Special Operations forces have captured their first suspected ISIS operative in Northern Iraq as part of a highly secretive targeting team led by the Army's elite Delta Force, CNN has learned.

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The detainee is being interrogated by the U.S. and is expected to be turned over to Iraqi officials in the coming days, two U.S. officials confirmed. They provided details to CNN but asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter, and they did not identify the location of the interrogation.

The mission was carried out by the Pentagon's expeditionary targeting force. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged the expeditionary targeting force has been sent to Iraq to conduct raids against ISIS and to capture or kill suspects.

The force captured the person in its first group of missions after spending several weeks on the ground developing intelligence.

The plan now is to use the new intelligence gleaned from raids and interrogations to develop further targeting for follow-up missions.
It is still early in this phase of the operation, but it is likely that ISIL leaders are looking over their shoulders more.  I suspect the ultimate goal is to prepare the battle space for operations to retake Mosul.  The US has become much more aggressive in dealing with ISIL since Gen. Dunford became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Jordan also launched a special ops raid against ISIL:

Jordan raid: Eight killed in Irbid as forces 'foil IS plot'


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