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US drone strike in Syria kills top al-Qaida leader, jihadis say | The Guardian
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US drone strike in Syria kills top al-Qaida leader, jihadis say | The Guardian

One of al-Qaida’s most senior global leaders has been killed by a US drone strike in north-west Syria, jihadi leaders have said.

Abu al-Khayr al-Masri – who has been part of the global jihadi organisation for three decades and was a son-in-law of its founder, Osama bin Laden – was killed on Sunday when a missile fired from a drone hit the small car in which he was travelling. Masri had also been a close aide to al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, a fellow Egyptian.

Source: US drone strike in Syria kills top al-Qaida leader, jihadis say | World news | The Guardian