>> The US on Friday disclosing a secret military operation that killed an Islamic State operative linked to the deadly New Year's Eve attack in a Turkish nightclub. A Centcom spokesman said Abdurakhman Uzbeki was killed during a ground assault near Mayadin, Syria on April 6th. Uzbeki was seen as a close associate of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi.
According to a military spokesman, Uzbeki helped facilitate the brutal night club attack which killed 39 people in Istanbul. ISIS saying, the attack was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria. Turkish authorities captured the suspected attacker in January following a two week manhunt. Officials say he later confessed to carrying out the attack.