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PublishDate: Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:46

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.

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