Intel: US drone strike kills at least 10 at al-Qaeda meeting in Idlib (Syria)

Intel: US drone strike kills at least 10 at al-Qaeda meeting in Idlib

Oct 23, 2020

A US drone strike killed at least 10 attendees at a meeting in northwest Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province on Thursday, US Central Command said.

The strike hit “a group of al-Qaeda in [Syria] senior leaders meeting near Idlib” and that the group “continues to present a threat to America and our allies,” CENTCOM spokesperson Maj. Beth Riordan said in a statement.

“[Al-Qaeda in Syria] takes advantage of the instability in northwest Syria to establish and maintain safe havens to coordinate terrorist activities. With our allies and partners, we will continue to target al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations,” it read.

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/10/syria-drone-strike-al-qaeda-meeting-idlib.html#ixzz6bz5sN2jo

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