French Al Qaeda Operative Believed Killed in US Strikes in Syria

November 6, 2014 5:53 PM

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A French member of an elite al Qaeda cell is believed to have been killed in a series of American strikes in northern Syria targeting al Qaeda operatives dubbed the Khorasan Group, two U.S. officials said Thursday.

The Frenchman, David Drugeon, was purportedly struck as he traveled in a vehicle late Wednesday night, the officials said. He had been the main target of a handful of strikes in northwestern Syria.

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