By Tony Winterburn • 27 October 2020 • 11:21
A US airstrike has killed seven al-Qaeda leaders in Syria.
A military official said has said that US airstrike in northwestern Syria is believed to have killed seven leaders of al-Qaeda affiliates. The strike was conducted on Oct. 22 as the alleged terrorists were meeting near the city of Idlib, spokeswoman, Maj. Beth Riordan, of Central Command, said. Because of operational reasons, details have only just been released.
“The removal of these AQ-S leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carryout global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” she added, quote: “AQ-S takes advantage of the instability in northwest Syria to establish and maintain safe havens to coordinate terrorist activities. With our allies and partners, we will continue to target al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.”
The seven people who were killed were not identified, but Riordan said airstrikes like this will damage the terrorist group as they attempt to attack Americans and US allies across the globe. On Monday, Afghanistan officials said they killed a top al-Qaeda propagandist who was also on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
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