Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'
A senior leader in a Syrian militant group that split this year from al-Qaeda has reportedly been killed in an air strike in north-western Syria.
Abu al-Faraj al-Massry died in Idlib province, according to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, which was known as the Nusra Front when linked to al-Qaeda.
The Egyptian national and veteran al-Qaeda cleric was a member of the group's consultative Shura Council.
The Pentagon confirmed it had "targeted a prominent al-Qaeda member in Syria".
Spokesman Jeff Davis said he could give no further details as the Pentagon was still assessing the... read more
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