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Family of Syrian Killed in U.S. Drone Strike Says He Had No Ties to al-Qaeda

HeadlineMay 19, 2023

The U.S. military has dropped its claim that a man killed by a U.S. drone strike in northwest Syria on May 3 was a “senior al-Qaeda leader.” In interviews with The Washington Post, family members denied 56-year-old Lotfi Hassan Misto had any ties to al-Qaeda, and said he was a former bricklayer and father of 10 who was tending his sheep when a U.S. missile killed him. So far, U.S. Central Command has refused to say who its target was.

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