Jun 28, 2022 - World
U.S. strike in Syria kills top terrorist leader
A U.S.-led drone strike in Syria's Idlib province killed a senior leader of an Al Qaeda-aligned terrorist group on Monday, the U.S. military said, per AP.
Driving the news: Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a senior leader of Hurras al-Din, was traveling alone on a motorcycle in the northwestern province at the time of the strike, according to a United States Central Command (CENTCOM) statement.
What they're saying: "The removal of this senior leader will disrupt Al-Qaeda's ability to carry out attacks against US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians around the world," continued the statement.
- "Initial review indicates no civilian casualties," CENTCOM added.
- CENTCOM did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.