Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Pentagon

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 23 2021 08:52 AM

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

"A US airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar," said Central Command spokesman Army Maj. John Rigsbee in a statement.

More details to follow.