US drone strike kills 2 senior Al Qaeda operatives in Syria

| October 16, 2020

The KoB sends in the breaking news that two more ranking members of a terrorist organization have been sent packing from this mortal coil.

The U.S. military carried out a drone strike Thursday, killing two senior Al Qaeda operatives in northwest Syria.

“U.S. forces conducted a strike against Al Qaeda in Syria in the vicinity of Idlib, Syria, Oct. 15. AQ-S continues to present a threat to America and our allies,” Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said in a statement to Fox News.

Officials say the strike was carried out by the U.S. military’s elite Joint Special Operations Command.

It’s the first drone strike by the U.S. military against Al Qaeda in Syria since mid-September.

Now get a load of this new toy DoD’s got;

The U.S. military has been using a new missile to kill terrorists in the past year dubbed the “flying Ginsu” for the knives released by the specially modified Hellfire missile carried on MQ-9 Reaper drones. The missile does not carry a high explosive warhead greatly reducing collateral damage and killing innocent civilians. The GPS-guided “Ginsu” missile falls from the sky with enough force to shred through car roofs and human flesh while terrorists are traveling by car. Anyone nearby has a greater chance to live due to the lack of explosive in the missile.

It’s not clear if this type of missile was used Thursday, officials say.

Source; Fox News

Category: Al Qaeda, Breaking News, Feel Good Stories, Foreign Policy, Guest Link, GWOT, Syria

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    I remember in the good ‘ole days when I was a young LT that you needed a guy on the ground with a laser designator to paint the target from a couple of miles away for a precision missile strike to be that super accurate. Glad we don”t have to do that anymore…

    Oh, and Aloha Snackbar to the two fine gentlemen in Syria…

    • 2banana says:

      Ummm….we still do that.

      • Combat Historian says:

        But now they also can do it with max precision without needing the FO guy on the ground, which was not really possible during my era. Technology marches on…

    • MI Ranger says:

      That’s a good one: “Aloha Snackbar”, I thought you were from Hawaii until I said it and realized what it sounds like!
      The flying Ginsu sounds like the old flechette round we fired from the 90mm Recoilless and Karl Gustavs

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    Gotta Love the Flying Ginsu. Nothing like making deli meat out of deserving terrorists. Wonder how many of the 500K Syrian Civilians that have been killed since ’11 were these 2 responsible for…or Americans…or Russians? BZ to the drone operator and all involved.

    Now, who with Fox is gonna have to take extra SHARP type training for misgendering Major BETH Riordan as the spokesMAN in this story?

    • MI Ranger says:

      Are you part of that new PC culture who thinks that when we say “for all mankind” we are excluding some of those who don’t identify as male?

      Or do you have the FOX News PC play book for terms that uses spokesperson over spokesman…Yep, extra SHARP for them!

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Heh heh. Iffen I had a dollar for each gender, I’d have 2 bucks…and 98 states of confusion. My disappointment with the article is I couldn’t see what the good Major was working with…and how she might have been filling out the nice, retro fashion “Pinks and Greens” uniform. Took a little Google Foo ninja sleuthing to find out she is a kinda sorta cutie pie Sister Golden Haired Surprise. And that was just from a Linked-In head type shot.

        I never really bought into that whole PC thing and it was only when I started lurking around here a number of years ago that I truly discovered the SJW meanings. I have been accused (and am guilty) of being rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. I like girls, I’m queer that way (can we still use THAT word?). :leer:

    • Doc Savage says:

      “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”

      Ginsu Hellfire: “Hold my beer”

  3. Skippy says:

    Nice
    Great Work

  4. OWB says:

    Aw, too bad. For them.

    Sounds like a great plan – let the bad guys know that just because there are fewer and fewer troops that we still have no interest in sacrificing them for a lost cause.

  5. chooee lee says:

    Slice em and dice em.

  6. Cameron says:

    In my opinion, this is better than using a large strike force and less likely to cause unnecessary collateral damage. Just use a scalpel for taking out a small number of them rather than using a large sword. You don’t use a sledgehammer to drive in a nail. Save the large strike force for something like China.

  7. SFC D says:

    It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries! But wait, there’s more! Order now and get this free Ronco home napalm dispenser! You only pay shipping and handling, operators are standing by!”

  8. Devtun says:

    Mostly peaceful Muslim folk. Aloe Bathbar. Ginsu steak knives from the early 80s still hold up.

  9. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Think of the potential for propaganda video.

    Mount a webcam near the tail assembly, so it has a great view forward of the payload and resultant delivery.

    Post broadly, nd maybe airdrop hardcopy in choice locations.

    Heh.