U.S. targeted 'prominent Al Qaeda' member in Syria: U.S. official

October 3, 2016 11:34 AM EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States targeted a prominent al Qaeda member in Syria with an air strike on Monday and was still assessing the results of the strike, a U.S. Defense Department official told Reuters.

"We will not discuss specific operations or release information about air strikes against high-value targets until we can confirm it was a successful strike," the defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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