US strike in Syria kills several Al Qaeda terrorists

img620107The United States has carried out another raid against Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria, on the heels of a strike that killed the spokesman of the group’s Syrian branch, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

“I can confirm that the US struck a vehicle killing several Al Qaeda militants,” said spokesman Matthew Allen. “The results of this strike are still being assessed.”

The latest strike was carried out in northwestern Syria, according to a Defense department official who asked not to be named.

The Washington Post reported the latest raid was late Tuesday.

On Monday, the Pentagon said the US military conducted an air raid on an Al-Nusra meeting in northwest Syria the previous day.

Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate confirmed on Wednesday the death of its spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri in a US air strike.

US strikes on the Al-Nusra Front in Syria have not been very frequent with their raids overwhelmingly targeting the Islamic State group (ISIS). READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.