China News Service, October 23. According to Agence France-Presse, on the 22nd local time, the Pentagon stated that a U.S. drone killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in an air strike in Syria.

  According to reports, US Central Command spokesperson John Rigsbee said in a statement: “The United States launched an air strike in northwestern Syria today and killed Abdul Hami, a senior al-Qaeda leader. Abdul Hamid al-Matar."

  Riggsby also said that there are no known casualties.

He added that the air strikes were carried out using MQ-9 aircraft.

  According to Reuters, a US outpost in southern Syria was attacked two days ago.

However, Riggsby did not specify whether the U.S. drone attack was in retaliation for the attack on the base.