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The United States has said an Al Qaeda leader has been killed in Syria

The U.S. military announced on Friday, October 22, that it had killed an al-Qaeda leader in a drone strike in Syria. Two days after the attack It was carried out against a base in southern Syria used by the US-led anti-jihadi coalition.

“Al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Mather was killed in a US airstrike in northwestern Syria today.”Commander John Rickspee, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command (Centcom), said in a statement.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in the Soulouk region of northern Syria, part of a Turkish-controlled territory. “We see no sign of civilian casualties as a result of the strike by the MQ-9 drone.”, He mentioned the nickname of the armed drone “Reaper” (“Grim Reaper”, in English).

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A spokesman did not say whether it was retaliating after Wednesday’s attack on an al-Danf base used by the coalition near the Syrian border with Jordan and Iraq, but it did not say. According to Centcom, this attack “Deliberate and Integrated” Conducted by drones and artillery attacks.

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“Al-Qaeda continues to pose a threat to the United States and our allies.”, He said simply. Team “Uses Syria as a recession base to restructure itself, coordinate with its subsidiaries and plan operations abroad”.

“The removal of this top al-Qaeda leader will affect the ability of the terrorist organization to plan and carry out attacks against American citizens, our allies and innocent civilians.”, He added.

The Pentagon removed another at the end of September “Senior al-Qaeda leader” In Syria, in the northwestern part of the country, during an airstrike near Idlib, Saleem Abu-Ahmad.

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It was “Responsible for planning, financing and authorizing regional attacks” Performed by a jihadist organization, according to Centcom.

About 900 U.S. troops are stationed in northeastern Syria, where they continue to cooperate with Syrian Democratic Forces, and are based in the al-Danf base, located on the border of Iraq and Syria in the south of the country.

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World with AFP