Pentagon says senior Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

July 21, 2015 11:07 PM

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A U.S. military drone strike in northwest Syria has killed Muhsin Fadhli, the head of a shadowy cell of veteran Al Qaeda operatives known as the Khorasan Group that sought to attack Western targets, Pentagon officials said.

The 34-year-old Kuwaiti’s vehicle was hit July 8 as it traveled near the Turkish border in the Syrian town of Sarmada.

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