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    The US jets killed in airstrike an al-Qaeda memeber on Tuesday near Saraqib, Syria, US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook confirmed in a release.

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    © AP Photo / Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, US Air Force
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Cook said that the US military eliminated al-Qaida facilitator Abd al-Jalil al-Muslimi during a counterterrorism airstrike.

    "The death of Abd al-Jalil al-Muslimi will degrade al-Qaeda in Syria's access to that cadre of veteran plotters, which will likely disrupt its ongoing terror plotting," Cook stated on Thursday.

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