Sunday, March 26, 2017

Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed By U.S. Air Strike In Afghanistan

Washington Post: U.S. airstrike kills al-Qaeda leader responsible for deaths of two Americans, Pentagon says

A U.S. airstrike this week in southeastern Afghanistan targeted an al-Qaeda leader connected to multiple terrorist attacks, including a hotel bombing in 2008 that killed two U.S. service members, the Pentagon said Saturday.

The March 19 strike, probably carried out by a drone, killed Qari Yasin in Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

“The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an emailed statement.

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Pentagon: US drone strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda militant -- DW
Afghanistan: Senior al-Qaeda leader Qari Yasin killed in US drone strike -- International Business Times

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...


Is Al Qaeda's ability to operate diminished or degraded?

If so, for how long?

This is actually a recruitment tool for Al Qaeda.

They won't be able to defeat us and your rapid promotion is guaranteed!

- Drone strikes alone will not defeat Al Qaeda.

- Drone strikes alone is just training Al Qaeda.