The Pentagon says senior al Qaeda leader Salim Abu Ahmed has been killed. Salim was killed in a drone strike in Syria’s Idlib province. Pentagon sources confirmed that the attack did not cause any harm to the public. Salim’s vehicle was hit by a drone on the road in Idlib.
Pictures of the vehicle damaged in the attack were also released. Salim Abu Ahmed is a prominent terrorist leader leading Al Qaeda operations in Syria. He often funds attacks. But no further details are available about him. The latest development indicates that the US military is planning to use drones more to crack down on terrorists. The U.S. military has been using drones for attacks in Idlib since time immemorial. In Syria, al Qaeda and its affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have a strong presence in rebel-held areas of Idlib and Aleppo.
About 40 lakh people live here. Many of them are fleeing due to the ongoing clashes and protests. The Syrian government forces, the US, Russia, and international allied forces are fighting together against the terrorists here.
- Will “Over The Horizon” Fall?
The United States plans to carry out similar attacks in Afghanistan in the future, as in Syria. Earlier, the Pentagon announced that it would continue its efforts to suppress al Qaeda and IS militants in the country through US air and drone strikes, despite leaving Afghanistan. This is called the Over the Horizon Strategy. But there is also a lot of criticism of this military plan. The nearest U.S. air base is thousands of kilometers from Afghanistan, which is surrounded by other countries. James Holmes, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, says over-the-horizon attacks are more likely to be successful when the battlefield lies near bases. Attacking from the sea would cost a lot of fuel. Experts in the field say that in any case, the US offensive is unlikely to succeed in Afghanistan.