U.S. airstrike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria, DOD says

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
From The Center
Photo: Ahmad Al-Atrash/AFP via Getty Images

A U.S. airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

Why it matters: Syria serves as a "safe haven" for the extremist group to plan external operations, according to U.S. Army Maj. John Rigsbee.

What they're saying: "The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians," Rigsbee said in the statement.

U.S. Central Command currently has "no indications of civilian casualties."


Read full story


AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
See full bias rating for Axios
Learn about media bias

More News about Middle East from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right