(ANSA) - NEW YORK, OCTOBER 22 - An American drone killed an Al Qaeda exponent in Sira.
This was stated by the Pentagon, underlining that the raid hit Abdul Hamid al-Matar.
"The removal of this senior Al Qaeda leader will weigh on the terror organization's ability to plan and conduct attacks that threaten American citizens, our partners or civilians," said US Army Major John Rigsbee.
The raid was conducted with an MQ-9 Reaper drone in the city of Suluk, north of Raqqa.
There are currently no indications that the attack caused civilian casualties.
According to rumors, the raid had been scheduled for several days and would have nothing to do with Thursday's attack on American troops in Tanf.