Al Qaeda appears to “confirm” US drone strike

“AQ group in NW Syria confirms a US drone strike earlier this month killed one of the group’s most senior leaders, a veteran Jordanian jihadi who had been the brother-in-law of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.”

The Al-Monitor report notes “Huras al-Din, an al-Qaeda branch in northwest Syria, released a statement Wednesday saying that Khaled al-Aruri, also known as Abul Qassam al-Urduni, was killed as a result of a US strike on a vehicle he was in earlier this month in Idlib province. This attack took place on June 14.

The R9X was allegedly used in the attack, the so-called “ninja” weapon or “flying ginsu.”

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