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‘Senior Al-Qaeda leader’ killed in US strike in Syria: Pentagon

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016,11:49 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Washington | A US drone strike has killed a senior Al-Qaeda leader in Syria who previously operated in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.

The November 18 strike near Sarmada in northwestern Syria targeted Abu Afghan al-Masri, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said.

“Al-Masri, an Egyptian, originally joined Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and later moved to its Syrian affiliate,” Cook said, noting that Masri had ties to “terrorist” groups operating throughout Southwest Asia.

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