One person was killed in a US airstrike in a government-held area of northeastern Syria. Syrian state TV reported this information on Thursday.
The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said it was the first such operation in Syrian-controlled territory.
Syrian state TV said, “US occupation forces carried out an operation using several helicopters in the village of Muluk Saray in the southern countryside of Qamishli and killed one person.”
The US Armed Forces’ Central Command (CENTCOM) said it had no information to provide at this time.
Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights and AFP correspondents said the village targeted by the operation is located 17 kilometers south of the city of Qamishli and is controlled by Syrian government forces.
A resident of the village said that three US military helicopters landed at night.
US forces raided a house, killing one person and capturing several others, the resident told AFP on condition of anonymity. They used loud speakers to urge residents to stay indoors.
According to the resident, the name of the deceased is Abu Hail. He is a resident of Hasakeh province.
In July, the Pentagon said it had killed a top IS jihadist in Syria in a drone strike in the country’s north.
CENTCOM said he was one of the Islamic State’s “top five” leaders overall.