Wednesday, December 1

The United States confirmed that it killed an Al Qaeda leader in Syria after drone attack


The conflicts in Syria have been dormant for more than a decade.

Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty Images

The leader of Al Qaeda Abdul Hamid al-Matar, was killed by a drone strike in Syria, as confirmed by the spokesman for the United States Central Command, the largest in the Army John Rigsbee through a statement.

“The removal of this senior al Qaeda leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to continue to plot and carry out global attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.”, reported Rigsbee in a written statement this Friday.

The Army major added that there were no other victims in the attack, and indicated that this action was perpetrated by a drone. MQ-9, occurring two days after a post of USA was attacked in southern Syria.

Al Qaeda continues to pose a threat to the United States and our allies. Al Qaeda uses Syria as a safe haven to rebuild, coordinate with external affiliates, and plan external operations. They also use Syria as a base for threats reaching Syria, Iraq, and beyond. “, said

Despite these statements, the Army major did not confirm whether this murder was in retaliation for the attack received and did not specify the area of ​​Syria where it occurred.

The last attack carried out by the United States was in September, when they made an attack in northwestern Syria, which is controlled by the rebels. On that occasion they killed another high-ranking leader of Al Qaeda by name Salim Abu-Ahmad.

That attack was staged near the governorate of Idlib, which is a neighbor of Aleppo, two regions commanded by the Syrian armed opposition, which is dominated by armed groups, reported Aljazeera.

This war on Syria created a battlefield involving foreign armies, militias, and armed groups with ties to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS).

The war in Syria has killed half a million people since it began in 2011, and it has been characterized by harsh repression of protests against the government.

The conflicts in this country began as a confrontation between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and various opposition groups seeking more democracy, economic opportunities, rule of law and social justice, but that was transformed into a cruel war in which different foreign countries have played an important role.

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