Al-Qaeda kingpin in Syria killed by airstrike, US says

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that a leader of Al-Qaeda’s operations in Syria was killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition four days ago. It said Saudi citizen Sanafi al-Nasr, who specialized in recruitment and fundraising, had been sent from Pakistan to Syria to plan terrorist attacks against Western countries. He was one of six men that the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on in 2014.

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