The US announced the elimination of Syria one of the leaders of “al-Qaeda”
Moscow. 22 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — One of the leaders of the terrorist group “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia) was liquidated in Syria during an airstrike of the U.S. armed forces, said the press Secretary of the Pentagon Peter cook.
“US forces conducted a precision air strike near Sarmada in Syria on 18 November, which was killed by one of the senior leaders of “al-Qaeda” Abu Afghan al-Masri,” he told journalists on Tuesday.
Cook explained that al-Masri — the origin of the Egyptian, initially joined al Qaeda in Afghanistan and later joined the ranks of its “branch” in Syria.
“He is associated with terrorist groups operating in southwest Asia, including groups responsible for the attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and those who were planning attacks in the West”, — said the representative of the Pentagon.