A US drone strike in Syria reportedly killed a notorious leader from the al-Qaeda terrorist organization; The group’s leader is reported to have been struck while travelling in a vehicle.
According to reports, a known al-Qaeda terrorist leader was targeted and killed in a US drone strike in Idlib, Syria, early this week. The leader was reportedly travelling in a vehicle when the airstrike took place and no other casualties are said to have occurred. US CENTCOM (United States Central Command) later confirmed that a strike was conducted.
Spokesman for the Pentagon, John Kirby, stated, “A strike near Idlib, Syria on a senior Al Qaeda leader. The initial indications are that they struck the individual that they were targeting and that they don’t have any indications at this time of civilian casualties. But they continue to look into that of course.”
The al-Qaeda leader was said to be travelling on a rural road when his vehicle was targeted.
The war-torn country is no stranger to foreign airstrikes (especially Israeli). Additionally, former ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in a US attack in the area back in 2019.