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U.S. Army: Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike

US troops say they killed al-Qaeda’s senior leaders in a Friday airstrike in northwestern Syria.

U.S. Central Command spokesman Major John Riggsby said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matal had been killed in a drone strike.

Riggsby said the killing of Armatal would disrupt al-Qaeda’s “ability to further plan and carry out global attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He said al-Qaeda “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching Syria, Iraq, and beyond.”

The drone attack occurred two days after the US military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack involving drones and rockets. U.S. officials said the U.S. forces stationed there were not injured or killed.

U.S. Army: Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike

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