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U.S. air strike killed an al Qaeda leader in Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike killed an al Qaeda leader in Syria on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday.

Mohammad Habib Boussadoun al-Tunisi, a Tunisian who was involved in "external operations and has been connected to terrorist plots to attack Western targets," was killed in the strike near Idlib in Syria, the statement said.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Eric Beech)

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