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Senior al-Qaeda leader Salim Abu-Ahmad killed in US airstrike in Syria: report

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On September 20, Salim Abu-Ahmad was killed in a US airstrike near Idlib, Syria. (Representative)

Washington:

Fox News quoted a US defense official as saying that a senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a drone air strike in Syria.

On September 20, Salim Abu-Ahmad was killed in a US airstrike near Idlib, Syria. According to Fox News, Salim was responsible for planning, funding and approving trans-regional al Qaeda attacks.

US defense officials said. “There were no signs of civilian casualties.”

Washington has carried out strikes in Idlib before targeting al-Qaeda militants and IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who fled eastern Syria and was hiding in the province.

Earlier, on September 13, a military plane, possibly of the US Air Force, attacked two cars on the Syrian-Iraqi border, Popular Mobilization Forces, a source in the Iraqi militia, told Sputnik.

“Two cars were damaged in the airstrike on the border between Iraq and Syria,” the source said. According to him, the attack was allegedly carried out by the US Air Force.

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