US airstrike in Syria kills al Qaeda leader, Pentagon reported
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An air raid of USA on Syria killed a senior leader of Al Qaeda on Friday, as reported by the United States Army Central Command (CENTCOM).
The attack, carried out by an MQ-9 aircraft, eliminated Abdul Hamid al-Matar, According to a spokesman for the United States Central Command, the Army Major John rigsbee.
“The removal of this senior al Qaeda leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to continue to plot and carry out global attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners and innocent civilians,” Rigsbee said in a statement.
The United States Central Command reported that the first indications did not reveal civilian casualties as a result of the attack.
This is the second Pentagon attack on a leader of Al Qaeda on Syria since September.
The Pentagon carried out an attack on September 20 in Idlib, Syria, against a high-ranking leader of Al Qaeda, according to a statement from the United States Central Command at the time.
“Al-Qaeda continues to pose a threat to the United States and our allies. Al-Qaeda uses Syria as a safe haven to rebuild, coordinate with external affiliates and plan external operations, “Rigsbee said.
And he highlighted: “Al-Qaeda also uses Syria as a base for threats reaching Syria, Iraq and beyond. The removal of this senior al Qaeda leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to continue to plot and carry out global attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians. “
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