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Al-Qaeda Terror Planner Haydar Kirkan Killed in Airstrike in Syria

US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook has confirmed that the high-ranking al-Qaeda operative Haydar Kirkan has been killed in a US airstrike in Syria on October 17.

A US airstrike in Syria on October 17 killed the high-ranking al-Qaeda operative Haydar Kirkan, US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook confirmed in a news release on Wednesday; Sputnik reported.

"Kirkan had ties to al-Qaeda's senior leaders including Osama bin Laden, and was the group's senior external terror attack planner in Syria," the release stated on Wednesday. "He was also responsible for facilitating al-Qaeda's efforts in Turkey and Europe."

Kirkan was a long-serving and experienced facilitator and courier for al-Qaeda in Syria, the release added.

Source: Al Alam


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