The US military struck positions of al-Qaeda militants near the Syrian city of Idlib. The official representative of the Central Command of the US Armed forces Earl Brown said.

According to him, the operation was directed against the leaders of the group responsible for attacks that threaten American citizens, as well as civilians and US partners.

According to Sputnik, citing local media, the blow was struck at the headquarters of the al-Qaeda-linked group, where the terrorists were meeting at the time. Reported the deaths of more than 40 fighters and commanders, it is also noted that there could be a leader “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” Abu Muhammad al-Dzhulani, but information about his fate there.

The city of Idlib is the administrative center of the province of the same name, where one of the four de-escalation zones in Syria is located. Most of it is controlled by the militants of the group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham,” created based on “jabhat al-Nusra,” which the US considers part of”al-Qaeda.”