US official: French jihadist Drugeon likely killed in Syria

French jihadist David Drugeon was likely killed in a coalition strike in Syria in July, a US official said Friday.

Drugeon, an alleged bombmaker, has been described as a key figure in the Al-Qaeda offshoot Khorasan group, which American officials say is a dangerous militant outfit planning to attack the United States and other Western countries. US officials previously thought Drugeon was killed in a November 2014 drone strike, but the claim was later disproved. “There are very good chances that we did get him in a strike in July in Syria,” a US official told AFP on Friday.



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