52933
US Army’s Afghanistan Air Raid Killed Al-Qaeda Leader
US Army’s Afghanistan Air Raid Killed Al-Qaeda Leader

US Army’s Afghanistan Air Raid Killed Al-Qaeda Leader

US Army’s Afghanistan Air Raid Killed Al-Qaeda Leader

A US army air raid in Afghanistan last month killed one of the senior Al-Qaeda leaders in the country, the Pentagon said.
Faruq al-Qahtani, who served as Al-Qaeda’s leader for northeastern Afghanistan and had been assigned by the group’s leadership to reestablish safe havens in the country, was killed in the October 23 bombing in Kunar, Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook said on Friday in a statement.
Al-Qaeda has yet to comment, Al Jazeera reported.
“We can now confirm that the precision strike conducted by the US military on October 23 in Kunar, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of senior Al-Qaeda leader Faruq al-Qahtani,” Cook said.
He said the Pentagon was still assessing the result of a separate air raid on the same day targeting another Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Bilal al-Utaybi.
Big military offensives in Pakistan against the local Taliban have pushed hundreds of fighters across the border into Afghanistan where they seek safety in areas controlled by the Afghan Taliban.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/EpGrgM
  1. https://goo.gl/dqeXT6
  • https://goo.gl/GJfESY
  • https://goo.gl/qnU4lX
  • https://goo.gl/rznfVA
  • https://goo.gl/ElueMe

You can also read ...

Xi Says China Must Lead Way in Reform of Global Governance
China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the...
Two Dead in Ethiopia Grenade Attack
Ethiopian officials say two people have died and dozens more...
Thousands March for Brexit Deal Referendum
Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union have marched...
Six candidates were running for president (L-R): Muharrem Ince, Meral Aksener, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Selahattin Demirtas, Temel Karamollaoglu, and Dogu Perincek.
People in Turkey voted Sunday in dual parliamentary and...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) attends  a press conference with Iraqi Shia cleric and leader Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf on June 23.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric...
Poland’s Walesa Urges Opposition to Unite Ahead of Elections
Lech Walesa, Poland’s former president and pro-democracy...
Injured people lay on the ground following an explosion at a ZANU-PF rally in Bulawayo on June 23.
The blast that wounded several people as President Emmerson...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus