Search for

No matches. Check your spelling and try again, or try altering your search terms for better results.

situation report

Feb 26, 2017 | 23:56 GMT

1 min read

Syria: Al Qaeda Deputy Killed In Apparent Drone Strike

The suspected deputy of al Qaeda was killed Feb. 26 in Idlib province, northern Syria, in what was likely a U.S. drone strike, according to social media reports. Images surfaced of a vehicle with a large hole in its roof, apparently from a targeted strike. The target, Abu Khayr al-Masri, was involved in a number of terrorist attacks over the years, including the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The United States has been ramping up airstrikes on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an al Qaeda front in Syria and a group that has been attracting more recruits and other rebel groups into its orbit. 

Connected Content

Regions & Countries

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview


To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.