US military confirms coalition airstrike in Syria killed high-ranking al-Qaida commander

October 18, 2015 12:23 PM

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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.

The Pentagon says a Saudi national known as Sanafi al-Nasr was "a longtime jihadist experienced in funneling money and fighters" for the terrorist network.

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