American forces reportedly carried out an airstrike in northwestern Syria Tuesday, killing two people in a minivan just 10 miles from the compound where ISIS fiend Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a US-raid in October.
The projectile used in the attack in Atmeh is believed to be a rare Hellfire missile known as the AGM-114R9X — which instead of a traditional warhead, has sword-like blades that protrude out of it, according The Warzone.
The publication cited a report that said the dead targets were “mashed” from the impact of the weapon.
Another report said one of the van’s occupants was also believed to be part of a group that splintered from Al Qaeda in 2017, called the Hayat Tahrir Al Sham.
Photos from the scene — which is in Idlib province — shows sizable damage to the front passenger side of the van, while the rest of the vehicle remained generally intact.