On June 24, a mysterious drone strike eliminated a number of unidentified individuals in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.
The individuals were traveling on the road between Idlib city and the town of Binnish when their vehicle was targeted by a combat drone. Opposition source claimed that the U.S. was behind the strike. This is yet to be verified.
The airstrike completely destroyed the vehicle. The bodies of the individuals who were aboard it burned, along with any documents that could have helped identify them.
Update2: first photo from the alleged drone strike scene shows that the targeted vehicle was shredded into pieces. Some sources talked about “several guided missiles” being used in the alleged strike. pic.twitter.com/sVxXZ5ZQ5F
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) June 24, 2020
Some activists claimed that commanders of al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid were inside the targeted the vehicle, while others said the strike targeted the leader of Horas al-Din.
Ten days ago, a U.S. drone strike allegedly eliminated Qassam al-Urduni and Bilal al-Sanani, two senior commanders of Horas al-Din.
The recent drone strikes on Greater Idlib led to tensions between terrorist groups there, especially between Horas al-Din and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. Some radicals are accusing the latter of collaborating with the U.S. as its leaders not getting targeted.