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US drone strike in northwest Syria killed ‘senior Al-Qaeda leader’ – CENTCOM

US drone strike in northwest Syria killed ‘senior Al-Qaeda leader’ – CENTCOM

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced it used a Predator drone to kill Abdul Hamid al-Matar, described as ‘senior Al-Qaeda leader,’ in northwestern Syria. The US military claimed no civilians were hurt in the strike.

“We have no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike, which was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft,” CENTCOM spokesman Major John Rigsbee said in a statement on Friday evening.

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