Coalition Syria raid kills 9 jihadists

Fighters from the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syria branch, drive a tank they seized from forces loyal to the regime as they fight against them on December 19, 2014, in the southern countryside of Syria's northern city of AleppoNine jihadists with the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, among them four foreigners, were killed on Sunday in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria near the Turkish border, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll may rise as more bodies may be buried under rubble. “Nine members of the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, including four foreigners, were killed on Sunday at Adme during coalition raids on a headquarters of the group,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. Their military chief Abu Hammam al-Shami and several of his lieutenants were reported killed last week in northwest Syria where the group is trying to establish an Islamist “emirate”.

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