A prominent al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US air strike on Idlib

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Colonel John Rigsby, a spokesman for the US Central Command “Centcom”, said Saturday night that a US air strike in Idlib, northwest Syria, killed the prominent leader of al-Qaeda, Abdul Hamid Matar.

The spokesman for the US Central Command added that they had no indication of civilian casualties as a result of the strike, which was carried out using a drone.

Rigsby stressed that al-Qaeda still poses a threat to America and its allies, and that Washington will not allow al-Qaeda to use Syria as a safe haven to resume its activity, coordinate with external parties and plan terrorist operations, according to Sky News.

He pointed out that the threats of al-Qaeda militants in Syria reach Iraq and other countries, and that getting rid of this prominent al-Qaeda leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks that threaten the citizens of the United States, its partners, and innocent civilians.

The spokesman for the US Central Command concluded his statement by saying that “the United States will continue to target members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations who intend to harm American interests.”

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