US military kills two senior leaders of Al Qaeda in Idlib

The US military announced that a US drone had targeted two senior leaders of al-Qaeda in the city of Idlib.

The American Fox News reported that the US military carried out a drone raid on Thursday killing two senior al-Qaeda members in northwestern Syria.

"The American forces launched a strike against Al Qaeda in Syria in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Idlib on October 15, as Al Qaeda in Syria continues to pose a threat to America and our allies," said US Central Command spokesman Beth Riordan in a statement to the American Fox News.

Meanwhile, Russian media sources said that the American raid targeted a four-wheel drive vehicle in the Arab Said area, in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Idlib, and led to "the killing of the two leaders of the Guardians of Religion Organization Abu Dhar al-Masri and Abu Yusuf al-Maghribi."

In this context, officials told Fox News that the strike was carried out by the US Army's Joint Special Operations Command, and that it was the first drone strike by the US military against al-Qaeda in Syria since mid-September.

It is worth noting that Idlib is the same region in Syria when President Trump approved a raid by US Special Operations forces a year ago to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.


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