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US Central Command Identified Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In Last Drone Strike On Greater Idlib

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US Central Command Identified Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In Last Drone Strike On Greater Idlib

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has identified the target of the September 20 drone strike on the Syrian region of Greater Idlib as senior al-Qaeda leader Salim Abu-Ahmad.

Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for the CENTCOM, told Military Times that Abu-Ahmad was responsible for planning, funding, and approving trans-regional al-Qaeda attacks.

“There are no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike. This strike continues U.S. operations to degrade international terrorist networks and target terrorist leaders who seek to attack the U.S. homeland and its interests and allies abroad,” Rigsbee said, according to a report released by Military Times on October 1.

The drone strike targeted a car on a side road between Idlib city and the town of Binnish. Abu-Ahmad was apparently the man killed inside the car.

This was the first US drone strike to target Syria’s Greater Idlib since President Joe Biden assumed office on January 20. Last year, a series of US drone strikes on Greater Idlib claimed the lives of several senior al-Qaeda leaders.

Abu-Ahmad was not likely a member of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. The US does not attack the terrorist group’s leaders despite placing some of them, including the notorious Abu Mohamad al-Julani, on its most wanted list.

Some Syrian observers and opposition activists believe that the US has been in fact targeting HTS’ main opponents within al-Qaeda.

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Ahson

lol……they killed their own pig……lol

farbat

they are lying its an attempt to legitimize their illegal stay they did this a 1000 times and it always was a lie

Last edited 18 days ago by farbat
farbat

sry i gave you 4 minus for being wrong

Last edited 18 days ago by farbat
blick

“us identified”. That could be any imbecile no one has ever heard of.

Remember cnn meets bin laden interview, yet the entire western “coalition” could not find the most wanted fake terrorist on earth?

farbat

they couldnt identify a single thing in afghanistan i call this all fake as they do this everytime their stay is threatened to justify themselves a fake attack that might even have happened but targeting civilians exclusively usually and also a fake terrorist getting killed which might even have happened but mostly only if they dont work like the usa wants them to at the end its still the usa playing its dirty games

Last edited 18 days ago by farbat
Chris Gr

Bin Laden was CIA agent just like Khomeini was MI6 agent. Simple.

Jnoub

He’s probably in some bunker with those pigs Saddam and Bin Laden

farbat

they are lying its an attempt to legitimize their illegal stay they did this a 1000 times and it always was a lie

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