U.S. strike in Syria targets ‘senior’ militant -U.S. military

U.S. forces killed Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of an al-Qaeda-aligned terrorist organization, during a strike in Syria.

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By Reuters, Team MEB

The United States carried out a strike in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday that targeted a senior leader of an Al-Qaeda aligned militant group, the U.S. military said.

The strikes targeted Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of Al Qaeda aligned Hurras al-Din, while he was traveling alone on a motorcycle, the U.S. military statement said.

It added that an initial review did not indicate civilian casualties.

The Syrian Civil Defence, a humanitarian organization, said in a tweet that a man was killed shortly before midnight after his motorcycle was targeted with two rockets, adding it has transferred the body to the forensic department in Idlib city.

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