Prominent al-Qaida figure killed in US drone strike in Syria

April 8, 2016 1:36 PM

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BEIRUT – Syrian monitors and a relative of a senior Egyptian al-Qaida figure fighting in Syria say he was killed in a U.S. drone strike there this week.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Rifai Ahmad Taha was killed in a strike Tuesday in Idlib province.

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