November 22, 2016

THE WoT, TRADE AND GOLF:

US: Air strike kills Abu Afghan al-Masri in Syria (Al Jazeera, 11/22/16)

The killing of Egyptian Abu Afghan al-Masri took place near Sarmada, located in Syria's Idlib province, on November 18, Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook told reporters on Tuesday. [...]

Masri was a religious judge in Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, an armed group formerly known as the al-Nusra Front until its formal break with al-Qaeda earlier this year. 

The air strike was the latest in the US programme of targeted killings in Syria and Iraq. Earlier this month, the Pentagon announced that on October 17 it had killed Haydar Kirkan, who it said was a member of al-Qaeda and had been close to the late Osama bin Laden. 

In October, the Pentagon said a US air strike near Idlib had targeted a Nusra senior leader, Ahmed Salama Mabrouk, an Egyptian also known by his nom de guerre Abu Faraj.

Posted by at November 22, 2016 6:13 PM

  

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