US confirms coalition airstrike killed top al-Qaida commander in Syria

October 18, 2015 8:32 PM

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US confirms coalition airstrike killed top al-Qaida commander in Syria

The U.S. says Sanafi al-Nasr was a leading figure in the Khorasan group — a secretive cell of al-Qaida operatives who U.S. officials say were sent from Pakistan to Syria to plot attacks against the West.

Tel Aviv, Israel — The U.S. military is confirming that an airstrike in Syria by the U.S.-led coalition has killed a top al-Qaida commander.

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