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The waxing gibbous moon rises in the countryside of the village of Tal Sallur in the rebel-held Afrin region of Syria's northern Aleppo province on June 13, 2022, a day ahead of the June "strawberry supermoon". Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: The US-led coalition forces detained on Thursday a senior Daesh leader during an operation in Syria on June 16, a statement by the coalition said.

The US-led coalition earlier carried out an early-morning helicopter landing operation in a part of northern Syria held by Turkish-backed rebels, a spokesperson for the rebel group told said, in what he said was the first raid of its kind in the area.