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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes  | BBC News
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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes | BBC News

US forces killed 11 members of al-Qaeda in two air strikes near Idlib in Syria, this month, including a former ally of Osama Bin Laden, the Pentagon says.

Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesman, said 10 operatives had been killed in a single strike last Friday.

A second strike on Saturday killed Abu Hani al-Masri, who had close ties to the late al-Qaeda leader, he added.

Masri is said to have set up and run al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan during the 1980s and 1990s.

Source: US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes – BBC News