U.S. drone strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, CENTCOM says

Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. military conducted a drone strike in northwest Syria, killing a senior al-Qaida leader, U.S. Central Command announced.


CENTCOM said Friday that al-Qaida leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar died in the strike using a MQ-9 Reaper drone.