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Syria al-Qaeda leader ‘targeted in strike on car’

Syria al-Qaeda leader ‘targeted in strike on car’

The deputy leader of al-Qaeda was the target of an air strike in the Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, according to unconfirmed reports. It is not clear whether Abu al-Khayr al-Masri survived the attack.

The Egyptian is second-in-command to overall al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Syrian opposition activists, the Local Co-ordination Committees, posted photographs showing a car in which two people had been killed, it said.

The car, in the town of al-Mastuma, was targeted by “international coalition aircraft”, the group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that an al-Qaeda official was killed in a strike, but did not confirm it was Abu al-Khayr al-Masri(BBC,2017).


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