The U.S. army performed a strike on Monday in opposition to an personal whom it explained as a “senior chief” of an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
U.S. Central Command, which oversees the Center East, claimed in a assertion Monday that the kinetic strike in Idlib province qualified Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a senior chief of Hurras al Din. It did not point out no matter whether he was killed in the strike, while the assertion did be aware he was “touring on your own on a motorbike at the time of the strike.”
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There ended up no original indications of civilian casualties, the army claimed.
“Violent extremist companies, which includes Al Qaeda-aligned companies this kind of as Hurras al-Din, proceed to existing a menace to The us and our allies. Al Qaeda-aligned militants use Syria as a secure haven to coordinate with their exterior affiliate marketers and strategy functions outside the house of Syria,” the assertion reads. “The removing of this senior chief will disrupt Al Qaeda’s potential to have out assaults in opposition to U.S. citizens, our associates, and harmless civilians all over the world.”
The Protection Office publicly disclosed 3 other strikes in Syria previous slide. A equivalent strike was performed on Dec. 3, and there ended up experiences of civilian casualties. CENTCOM done an investigation into the strike, a spokesperson instructed the Washington Examiner previous thirty day period, while the results are going through declassification via the Independence of Data Act course of action.
The U.S. army killed Abdul Hamid al Matar, whom Military Maj. John Rigsbee, a CENTCOM spokesman, explained as a “senior al Qaeda leader” on Oct. 22, and the United States earlier qualified a distinct al Qaeda “senior” chief a thirty day period previously.