The United States attacked one of the leaders of Al-Qaeda (the group is recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation) in Syria. This is reported by Fox News with reference to the official representative of the command of the US Armed Forces, Bill Urban.

According to the information received by the TV channel, the attack on the leader of the group was carried out with the help of a drone near Idlib in the north-west of the country. According to Urban, the initial analysis shows the possibility of civilian casualties. The impact of the impact is being investigated.

The channel also noted that it had sent a request to the White House to comment on the information, but did not receive a response.

On September 20, it became known that the US military attacked one of the high-ranking leaders of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization near the city of Idlib. Then the spokesman for the Pentagon John Kirby said that the target was probably eliminated and “there is no reason to assume the presence of civilian casualties.”

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the American intelligence community assessed the current situation of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. According to him, at present the organization has greatly degraded.

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