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Senior al-Qaida Leader Target of US Strike in Syria

The United States targeted a senior al-Qaida leader in an airstrike Sunday in northwestern Syria, the latest in a series of so-called “decapitation” strikes aimed at terrorist organizations. Abu Firas al-Suri was described by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook as a “Syrian national and a legacy al-Qaida member” who fought in Afghanistan and worked with al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. Al-Suri was also said to be a senior member of al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate, Jabhat al Nusra, serving...

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