Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pentagon Confirms That The Largest Al Qaeda Training Camp Ever Found Was Destroyed This Month In Afghanistan

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division watch as two Chinook helicopters fly in to take them back to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2008. Photo by Spc. Mary L. Gonzalez, CJTF-101 Public Affairs

Washington Post: ‘Probably the largest’ al-Qaeda training camp ever destroyed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A multi-day operation in southern Afghanistan this month that involved 200 Special Operations forces and scores of American airstrikes targeted what was “probably the largest” al-Qaeda training camp found in the 14-year Afghan war, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Friday.

Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the four-star officer in charge of the U.S. war effort, said the camp was used by AQIS, an acronym for al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. The group’s formation was announced last year by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and is believed to be based in Pakistan and focused on India, Pakistan and other nations in southern Asia.

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WNU Editor: This is a huge story that has been completely under-reported by the U>S. press. Bottom line .... Al Qaeda is definitely not dead.

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