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.
Read more ....
More News On A Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed By U.S. Air Strike In Afghanistan
US airstrike kills high-profile terrorist leader -- FOX News
Al-Qaida leader who plotted Marriott Hotel bombing confirmed killed in US air strike in Afghanistan -- AP
US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader -- AFP
Pentagon: ‘High Profile’ al Qaeda Figure Killed in Afghanistan Strike -- NBC
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