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US air strikes in Syria kill Al-Qaeda militants: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States killed about 20 Al-Qaeda militants this week in air strikes in north-western Syria, the Defence Department said Thursday. US warplanes conducted two air strikes, Sunday and Tuesday, near Sarmada in Idlib province, the Pentagon said. The attacks had been reported by local sources. According to those sources, the air strikes were aimed at Fateh al-Sham Front, a former Al-Qaeda affiliate, previously known as Al-Nusra Front that officially severed ties with the militant network in July. But…