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A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday evening killed two senior commanders from a group linked with Al-Qaeda, according to a Syrian opposition war-monitoring group.

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack, on a vehicle in Idlib province, was carried out by a drone belonging to the U.S.-led coalition.

One of the commanders was Jordanian and the other a Yemeni, and both belonged to the Horas al-Din organization, according to SOHR.


Al-Mohrar Media in Syria was quoted by the AP as reporting that one of those killed was the military commander known as Qassam al-Urduni — “Qassam the Jordanian.” The Yemeni was reportedly the commander of the group“s desert army and known as Bilal al-Sanaani.

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out strikes against jihadists in Syria for years; in December, a drone strike killed a senior Jordanian Horas al-Din commander, according to the report.

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