A US drones strike has killed an IS group leader in Syria, officials claim.
It came after the three MQ-9 Reapers were harassed for two hours by Russian military jets over the western part of the country, Washington says.
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The encounters happened when they were searching for the militant on Friday.
It was not immediately clear how the US military confirmed the person killed was al-Muhajir.
US Central Command said in a statement yesterday there were no indications any civilians were killed in the strike.
Friday was the third day in a row that US officials complained Russian fighter jets in the region had made unsafe and harassing flights around drones.
A spokesman said the planes “flew 18 unprofessional close passes that caused the MQ-9s to react to avoid unsafe situations”.