The attack occurred near the town of Tall Abjad (Kurd. Gire Spî) in Ar-Raqqa Muhafazi near the border with Turkey. Al-Matar has been associated with the Hurras el-Din (Religious Guard) group.
“Senior al-Qaeda commander Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed in a US air strike in northwest Syria,” said Major Rigsbee. He added that there were no reports of civilian deaths or injuries.
– Al-Qaeda is using Syria as a safe bay to rebuild its military potential, coordinate actions with other groups and plan new actions. In addition, northern Syria is the starting point for attacks in Iraq and other countries in the region, according to the CENTCOM statement. Along with the liquidation of the senior al-Qaeda commander, it has significantly weakened the possibility of attacks threatening US citizens, US partners and innocent citizens, according to the Pentagon.