Pentagon confirms strike against Al-Qaeda in Syria

WASHINGTON: US forces attacked leaders of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria on Saturday, the Pentagon said.

The strike north of Idlib targeted leaders of the group the Pentagon calls Al-Qaeda in Syria (AQS) whom it blamed for “attacks threatening US citizens, our partners and innocent civilians,” Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown, a spokesman for the US Central Command said in a statement. It did not say what kind of weapons were used.

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