US airstrike in Syria wipes out 7 al-Qaeda leaders

A US airstrike in northwestern Syria is believed to have killed seven leaders of al Qaeda affiliates, a military official said.

The strike was conducted on Oct. 22 as the alleged terrorists were meeting near the city of Idlib, Central Command spokeswoman Maj. Beth Riordan told the Associated Press.

The seven people who were killed were not identified, but Riordan said airstrikes like this will damage the terrorist group as they attempt to attack Americans and US allies across the globe.

On Monday, Afghanistan officials said they killed a top al Qaeda propagandist who was on the FBI’s most wanted list.

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