Se­nior al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A US drone strike has killed a se­nior al-Qaeda leader in Syria who pre­vi­ously op­er­ated in Afghanistan, the De­fence Depart­ment an­nounced. The Novem­ber 18 strike near Sar­mada in north­west­ern Syria tar­geted Abu Afghan al-Masri, Pen­tagon press sec­re­tary Peter Cook said. Al-Masri was an Egyp­tian who orig­i­nally joined al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and later moved to its Syr­ian af­fil­i­ate, Mr Cook said. He was high on the US wanted list.

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