Activists: US-led coalition airstrikes hit al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria

March 8, 2015 5:16 PM

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BEIRUT – U.S.-led coalition warplanes targeted the local headquarters of al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border on Sunday, killing at least nine people, activists said.

The Local Coordination Committees activist collective and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes hit a compound belonging to al-Qaida's Syria branch, known as the Nusra Front, close to the village of Atmeh in Idlib province.

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