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US strike in Syria kills planner of IS Europe attacks: military

Some 900 US troops remain deployed in Syria as part of a US-led coalition battling remnants of the Islamic State group
— Beirut (AFP)

The US military said Tuesday it had launched a strike in Syria killing a senior Islamic State group militant responsible for planning attacks in Turkey and Europe.

The strike in northwestern Syria on Monday -- the latest by US forces against the jihadist group -- killed senior IS leader Khalid Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, US Central Command said.

He was "responsible for planning ISIS attacks" in Turkey and Europe and "developed the leadership structure for ISIS" in Turkey, CENTCOM said in an updated statement later Tuesday, using another acronym for IS.

It did not specify the location of the strike and added that "no civilians were killed or injured".

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