U.S. strike in Syria hit senior al Qaeda meeting - Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON A U.S. air strike in northwest Syria on Sunday hit a meeting of senior al Qaeda officials at which prominent leader Abu Firas al-Suri was present, the Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

The U.S. military is still assessing whether al-Suri died in the strike, said the spokesman, Peter Cook. He declined to say whether the strike was carried out by a manned or unmanned aircraft.

"We deemed that he (al-Suri)was present at that meeting and we're trying to determine if he has been removed from the battlefield," Cook said.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Updated Date: Apr 05, 2016 00:01 AM

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