At least 14 jihadists, including six senior leaders of the Levant Liberation Organization, an alliance that includes the former Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, were killed Thursday in a drone attack near the Syrian-Turkish border, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based NGO with a wide network of partners on the ground said in a statement that Drones they attacked a dinner in which several fighters of this coalition participated, of which other factions backed by Turkey are also part.
The action, “probably launched by the international coalition“led by the US in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, took place on a farm in the town of Yakara, in the northwestern province of Idlib, the country’s last opposition stronghold, and at least it also died a civilian.
Among the jihadist casualties are six leaders of the Levant Liberation Agency, who were not identified and a former ISIS member, who later joined the ranks of the alliance while the attack also caused an unknown number of injuries, according to the Observatory.
In April 2019, the Syrian Government launched with the support of Moscow an offensive to retake Idlib and surrounding areas controlled by opposition and Islamist factions such as the Levant Liberation Organization, which includes the former Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, which Moscow and Damascus they consider “terrorist”.