The Obama administration has reportedly suspended aid to the Syrian rebels in response.
The Obama administration has halted all deliveries of nonlethal U.S. aid to opposition forces in Syria, amid concerns about increasing violence between secular rebel groups and Islamic fundamentalists in the country.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the main NATO base in Kabul on Wednesday.
Two senior commanders with the American-backed Free Syrian Army were kidnapped and executed by al Qaeda fighters, highlighting the increasingly violent schism between the country's secular opposition and the Islamic radical groups fighting alongside them.
The attack was the first American drone strike against members of the Yemeni faction since a deadly suicide bombing in the country's capitol of Sanaa Thursday.
Al Qaeda leaders claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted Yemen's Defense Ministry.
The casualties were the first suffered by French troops since Paris deployed those forces onto the continent last week.
There are more than 1,000 French troops on the ground, as part of a joint French-African Union-led peacekeeping force.
Tuesday's casualties came a day after the Pentagon announced plans to provide military support to that joint force.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is directing the military to transport troops from Burundi to the Central African Republic.
The defense secretary arrived despite tensions with the U.S.-backed Afghan regime.
The statement marks another milestone in the effort to remove Bashar Assad’s stockpiles.