Washington: The United States carried out a strike in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday that targeted a senior leader of an Al Qaida-aligned militant group, the US military said.

The strikes targeted Abu Hamzah Al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of Al Qaida-aligned Hurras Al Din, while he was travelling alone on a motorcycle, the US military statement said.

It added that an initial review did not indicate civilian casualties.

The Syrian Civil Defence, a humanitarian organization, said in a tweet that a man was killed shortly before midnight after his motorcycle was targeted with two rockets, adding it has transferred the body to the forensic department in Idlib city.