AL QAEDA LEADER KILLED IN SYRIA

abu-afghan-al-misriAbu Afghan al Masri was killed in airstrike conducted by US forces in Syria.

Al Masri had originally joined al Qaeda in Afghanistan and later moved to its Syrian affiliate. The terrorist leader was a religious judge in Jabhat Fateh al Sham (formerly al Nusra Front) until its formal break with al Qaeda earlier this year. The US has carried out sporadic strikes in the past against veteran al Qaeda members who migrated to northwestern Syria from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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