US claims it killed senior al Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike
The U.S. military killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria on Friday, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said.
Afghan Voice |Agency (AVA)_“The removal of this -Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” U.S. Army Major Rigsbee said in a written statement.
The comes two days after a U.S. outpost in southern was attacked. Rigsbee did not say if the U.S. drone strike was carried out in retaliation, Reuters reported.