REPORT: US Airstrike In Syria Wipes Out Osama Bin-Laden's Old Buddy
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REPORT: US Airstrike In Syria Wipes Out Osama Bin-Laden’s Old Buddy

Egyptian al-Qaida veteran Abu Hani al-Masri was killed in a U.S. airstrike on Feb. 4 deep inside Syria, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Masri, a 30-year al-Qaida veteran, began his career as a founding member of the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which pioneered the use of suicide bombing. Sometime in the 1980s Masri made his way to Afghanistan where became a senior adviser to Osama bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Masri eventually made his way into Syria to advise rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Masri’s death was announced along with notification that 10 other al-Qaida terrorists were killed in an airstrike on Feb. 3 in the same region of Syria.

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