Syria air strike kills 22 militants linked to al Qaida

At least 22 militants have been killed in an air strike on an al Qaida-affiliated headquarters in northern Syria, a monitoring group has said.

Syria air strike kills 22 militants linked to al Qaida

At least 22 militants have been killed in an air strike on an al Qaida-affiliated headquarters in northern Syria, a monitoring group has said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said jets thought to belong to the Syrian or Russian air forces targeted the headquarters of Jund al-Aqsa, an extremist group that fights alongside the Nusra Front, al Qaida's affiliate in Syria, on Sunday night.

A media outlet belonging to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah said the strike killed the Nusra Front's official spokesman, Radwan Namous, also known as Abu Firas al-Souri, and his son.

Hezbollah has sent thousands of its fighters to fight alongside Syrian government forces in the country's five-year civil war.

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