"U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command

 The mission was successful. There were no U.S. casualties," said John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, in a statement.

One of the helicopters used in the mission experienced a mechanical problem 

and then had to be blown up on the ground by U.S. forces, according to a U.S. official.

No details were provided on who was the target of the counterterrorism mission 

Those social media posts reported possible U.S. military activity in Idlib province

American troops do not operate in government-controlled areas in northwestern Syria