The killing of Abdul Hamid Al-Matar: an American drone strike targeting the prominent leader of Al-Qaeda in Syria

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The US military announced that it was able to kill a prominent Al-Qaeda leader in an air strike carried out by a drone in Syria.

John Rigsby, a spokesman for the US Central Command, indicated that Abdul Hamid Al-Matar, a leader in Al-Qaeda, was successfully targeted. There were no reports of civilian casualties.

“A US air strike was carried out…in northwestern Syria, killing al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar,” Rigsby said.

Reports indicated that the operation was carried out in the Suluk neighborhood in Raqqa Governorate, northwest Syria.

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