US conducts air strike against senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria

October 4, 2016 3:09 AM

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US conducts air strike against senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria

The US has conducted airstrikes in Syria in which a senior al-Qaeda leader is believed to have been killed, the Pentagon has said.

US airplanes carried out the strikes yesterday near Idlib, targeting Abu al-Farai al-Masri aka Ahmad Salamah Mabruk, one of Al-Qaeda in Syria’s most senior leaders.

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