Intel likely from commando raid in Syria

U.S. commandos who killed a key operative for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria last week probably also gathered information significant to the organization, according to a terror group intelligence expert.

"We will get very good data on the network that operates inside Syria: the use of financial sources to support the group — personalities, identities, addresses, phone numbers insight into a secret organization,” Tom Sanderson, director of the Transnational Threats Project for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, tells The Hill.


Sanderson believes that Congress is likely to support similar raids in the future given the success of Friday's operation in which U.S. Delta Force troops killed Abu Sayyaf.

Watch the video clip to hear Sanderson’s insight on the U.S. raid in Syria.