US drone strike kills militant associated with 9/11

The Pentagon has announced that a US airstrike in Syria has killed a longtime al Qaeda operative who was associated with the 9/11 attacks. Muhsin al-Fadhli was a key figure in the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda offshoot.

Al-Fadhli was killed by a drone strike while traveling in a car on July 8 near Sarmada, Syria, an area west of Aleppo.

Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Al-Fadhli “was a senior al Qaeda facilitator who was among the few trusted al Qaeda leaders that received advanced notification of the September 11, 2001, attacks.”

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Khorasan is a term for the area in Pakistan and Afghanistan where al Qaeda’s main council is believed to be hiding. The militants moved to Syria after the civil war erupted there and were thought to be aiding al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front.
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