Activists: Senior Qaeda commander killed in airstrike in Syria

October 18, 2015 12:33 PM

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Activists: Senior Qaeda commander killed in airstrike in Syria

BEIRUT - An airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida commander and two other fighters in Syria, activists said Saturday, but it was not immediately clear whether it was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition or Russian warplanes.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al-Charekh, a Saudi better known as Sanafi al-Nasr, was killed Thursday in an airstrike near the northern Syrian town of Dana, along with another Saudi and a Moroccan member of al-Qaeda's local affiliate, known ...

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