The United States has carried out another raid against Al-Qaeda militants in Syria, on the heels of a strike that killed the spokesman of the group’s Syrian branch, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
The latest strike was carried out in northwestern Syria, according to a Defense department official who asked not to be named.
The Washington Post reported the latest raid was late Tuesday.
On Monday, the Pentagon said the US military conducted an air raid on an Al-Nusra meeting in northwest Syria the previous day.
Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate confirmed on Wednesday the death of its spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri in a US air strike.
US strikes on the Al-Nusra Front in Syria have not been very frequent with their raids overwhelmingly targeting the Islamic State group.
News of the strikes came as talks in Geneva aimed at ending the conflict loomed on April 11.
Syrian peace talks which fail to address the question of President Bashar al-Assad’s fate are “doomed to failure”, a spokesman for the main opposition grouping involved in negotiations said.