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Though overshadowed by the curious case of a stray Syrian surface-to-air missile that missed attacking Israeli jets and flew out into the Mediterranean Sea only to crash in northern Cyprus overnight, the United States has confirmed that it also conducted a rare strike in western Syria targeting Al Qaeda-linked terrorists around the same time. This is the first such American strike in that part of Syria, at least that we know of, in some two years and the mission comes as the U.S. military reportedly continues to withdraw personnel from the eastern half of the country.....
...."This operation targeted AQ-S operatives responsible for plotting external attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians," CENTCOM's statement read. "Northwest Syria remains a safe haven where AQ-S leaders actively coordinate terrorist activities, to include planning attacks throughout the region and in the West." ....
Some locals have ID'd several #AlQaeda figures killed in the strike:
1. Abu Dhar al-Masri
2. Abu Yahya al-Jazairi
3. Abu Dujana al-Jazairi
4. Abu Omar al-Tunisi
5. Abu Fida al-Tunisi