US forces have confirmed carrying out a drone strike on Thursday killing two senior Al-Qaeda members in the northwest of Syria, Fox News reported.
â€śUS forces conducted a strike againstÂ Al-QaedaÂ inÂ SyriaÂ in the vicinity of Idlib, Syria, on OctoberÂ 15,â€ť Major Beth Riordan, a spokesperson for the US Central Command, disclosed in a statement. According to Riordan: â€śAl-Qaeda continues to present a threat to America and our allies.â€ť
Itâ€™s the first drone strike by theÂ US militaryÂ against Al-QaedaÂ inÂ SyriaÂ since mid-September of last year.
Fox News reported that the missile used to kill Al-Qaeda operatives does not carry a high explosive warhead, greatly reducing collateral damage and killing innocent civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a strike killed two Jihadists of Arab origin along with a child. They were targeted in a vehicle and their bodies were completely scorched.