U.S: Syria Strike Kills Al Qaeda Leader


Sanafi al-NasrThe Pentagon said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in northwest Syria killed the leader of the al Qaeda offshoot, the Khorasan Group, according to a statement on Sunday.

Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose full name was Abdul Mohsen Abdallah, organized routes for new recruits traveling from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey and was one of al Qaeda’s leading financiers, the Pentagon said.

American officials told the New York Times THAT al-Nasr was killed in a drone strike. The militant leader worked for al Qaeda’s Iran-based network before taking the lead on the terror group’s finances in 2012 and moving to Syria in 2013, the statement said. He was the fifth senior member of the group to be killed in the past four months. Read more at the New York Times.

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