Amid reports on death of Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham commander’s Abu Ibrahim Al Tunisi, US Military confirmed carried out an targeted airstrike on Tuesday near the Syrian village of Aqrabat in Idlib province, US Central Command spokesperson Michael Meyer told Sputnik.
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"I can confirm we conducted an strike in that area on Tuesday. We are still assessing the results of the strike," Meyer stated on Wednesday.
Local media reported that a US drone strike near Aqrabat killed Jabhat Fath Al-Sham commander Abu Ibrahim Al-Tunisi. Four other militants of the group also killed in the strike on Idlib governorate, IB Times quoted from local reports said.
Abu Ibrahim al-Tunsi, the Tunisian terrorist, was reportedly a leading member of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly the al-Nusra Front.
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"The air raid hit al-Tunsi's convoy in the Aqrabat district in Idlib," an activist told ARA News. However, coalition forces and the militant group are yet to confirm the leader's death.
Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, has been fighting in Syria against Syrian government forces since 2011 unrest.