US military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike

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The U. S. military says it killed a senior al Qaeda leader in an air strike Friday in northwest Syria Abdul Samad al matar was killed by a drone strike which came two days after a U. S. military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack that included rockets and drones U. S. officials said no American troops were injured or killed in that attack army major John Rigsby says in a statement the killing of al matar will disrupt al Qaeda's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U. S. citizens our partners and innocent civilians I'm Julie Walker

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