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Atleast 22 al-Qaida militants killed in air strike in Syria; jets speculated to belong to either Syrian or Russian forces


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Beirut: A monitoring group says an airstrike on an al-Qaida affiliated headquarters in northern Syria has killed at least 22 militants, including a senior Qaida-linked spokesman.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says jets thought to belong to the Syrian or Russian Air Forces targeted the headquarters of Jund al-Aqsa, an extremist group that fights alongside the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Sunday night.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

A media outlet belonging to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah says the strike killed the Nusra Front's official spokesman, Radwan Namous, also known as Abu Firas al-Souri, and his son.

Hezbollah has sent thousands of its fighters to fight alongside Syrian government forces in the country's five-year civil war.

First Published On : Apr 4, 2016 13:58 IST

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