The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on Monday that it had carried out a drone strike against a senior leader of al-Qaeda located in the northern Syrian province of Idlib.

Navy Lt. Josie Lynne Lenny, a CENTCOM spokeswoman, said that “U.S. forces conducted a kinetic counterterrorism strike near Idlib, Syria, today [sic], on a senior al-Qaeda leader.”

“Initial indications are that we struck the individual we were aiming for, and there are no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike.” Lt. Lenny did not identify the target of the airstrike.

The Pentagon confirmed the report later on Monday although Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby declined to answer any questions about the drone strike during a press briefing. 

Kirby did tell the assembled media that an Air Force general officer has been tasked to lead an investigation into the drone strike in Afghanistan that killed 10 people, including seven children on August 29. That strike killed a family whose father, an aid worker, was mistakenly believed to be an ISIS-K facilitator.

However, according to the Search for International Terrorist Entities Institute (SITE) Intelligence Group, monitored social media traffic indicates that the strike killed Abu al-Bara’ al-Tunisi and Abu Hamza al-Yemeni, two fighters with Tanzim Hurras ad-Din (Guardians of Religion Organization), a militia in northern Syria that is aligned with al-Qaeda. As Rita Katz, the co-founder of SITE wrote on Twitter,