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October 1, 2021

Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike, officials say

A drone strike killed a senior al Qaeda leader in Syria, defense officials confirmed.

Salim Abu-Ahmad was the target of a “kinetic counterterrorism” airstrike in Syria on Sept. 20, US Central Command said.

“There are no indications of civilian casualties,” officials said.

“Initial indications are that we struck the individual we were aiming for, and there are no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike,” Navy Lt. Josie Lynne Lenny said.

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Senior al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Syria, US defense officials say

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