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US airstike kills senior al-Qaeda leader - Pentagon

A United States airstrike killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, the United States Department of Defence said.

"The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians," Major John Rigsbee, US Central Command's spokesperson, said in a statement.

The strike was conducted with an MQ-9 aircraft and the Central Command has no "indications of civilian casualties," according to the statement.

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