Pentagon: US kills IS group leader in Syria in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says it has killed a leader of the Islamic State group in Syria in a drone strike. U.S. Central Command says Maher al-Agal was killed Tuesday and an unidentified senior official in the Islamic State group was seriously injured.

The Pentagon says there were no civilian casualties, though it wasn’t possible to immediately confirm that. The U.S. carried out the strike outside Jindaris, a town in northwest Syria close to the Turkish border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says al-Agal was a former prominent commander of the Islamic State group during its control of Raqqa.