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Senior al-Qaeda member killed in Syria drone strike, US military says

The US military said late Friday it had killed a senior al-Qaeda member in an airstrike in Syria.

The US military said late Friday it had killed a senior al-Qaeda member in an airstrike in Syria.

There were no indications of civilian casualties from the drone strike, the US military command centre CENTCOM said in a statement.

An MQ-9 drone was used for the strike that killed senior member of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization Abdul Hamid al-Matar, it said.

“Al-Qaeda continues to present a threat to America and our allies. Al-Qaeda uses Syria as a safe haven to rebuild, coordinate with external affiliates, and plan external operations,” the military said.

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