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US missile strike on ‘al-Qaeda leaders’ in Idlib, Syria

The US  military said it has carried out an attack on an al-Qaeda-linked training camp in northwestern Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

US Central Command said the operation had targeted those  “responsible for attacks threatening US citizens, our partners and innocent civilians”.

No details were given but war monitor reports say at least 40  fighters were killed in what it called a missile attack, while declining  to say what kind of weaponry was used.

The attack “targeted a meeting held by the leaders of Hurras al-Deen, Ansar al-Tawhid and other allied groups inside a training camp,” according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It was hit just after Syrian government forces began a truce in Idlib.

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