U.S.: Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syrian airstrike

October 18, 2015 1:05 PM

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The top al-Qaeda financial operative has been killed in northwest Syria by a coalition airstrike, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.

Sanafi al-Nasr, the highest ranking leader of the network of veteran al-Qaeda operatives sometimes called the Khorasan Group, was killed Thursday, the Pentagon said. Al-Nasr was described as a long-time jihadist experienced in funneling money and fighters for al-Qaeda, moving funds from donors in th...

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