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US: Air strike kills Abu Afghan al-Masri in Syria | Al Jazeera

US: Air strike kills Abu Afghan al-Masri in Syria | Al Jazeera

A “senior al-Qaeda leader” in Syria was killed last week by a US air strike, according to the Pentagon.

The killing of Egyptian Abu Afghan al-Masri took place near Sarmada, located in Syria’s Idlib province, on November 18, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters on Tuesday.

Cook said that Masri had originally joined al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and later moved to its Syrian affiliate.

Source: US: Air strike kills Abu Afghan al-Masri in Syria – News from Al Jazeera