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Senior al-Qaeda Leader Dead After US Strike in Syria: CENTCOM

By Mimi Nguyen Ly

A U.S. airstrike in northwest Syria has killed a senior al-Qaeda leader on Friday, the U.S. Central Command announced in a release.

U.S. Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a CENTCOM spokesperson, said Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed in the vicinity of Suluk in northwest Syria.

The strike was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft—an armed, remotely piloted aircraft.


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