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Al Qaeda’s No. 2 In Afghanistan Killed In Air Strike

May 29, 2012

NATO Says Al Qaeda’s No. 2 In Afghanistan Killed In Air Strike — L.A. Times

ISLAMABAD — U.S.-led coalition troops battling Afghan Taliban insurgents have killed Al Qaeda’s second-in-command in Afghanistan in an air strike in the country’s eastern province of Kunar, the coalition said Tuesday.

Sakhr al-Taifi, a Saudi national, commanded foreign insurgent fighters and frequently moved between Afghanistan and Pakistan, often overseeing the transport of militants into Afghanistan, NATO said in a prepared statement. The air strike occurred Sunday in the Watahpur district of Kunar, a volatile Afghan province along the Pakistani border.


More News On The Death Of Al Qaeda’s Number 2 In Afghanistan

NATO kills senior al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan — AP
U.S. Says Qaeda Militants Killed in Afghanistan — New York Times
NATO: Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader in Afghanistan — Voice of America
Nato ‘kill senior al-Qaeda militant’ in Afghanistan — BBC
Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 Leader In Afghanistan Killed In Airstrike — RTT News
Al-Qaeda No2 in Afghanistan killed, NATO says — AFP
Nato forces kill al-Qa’ida’s second-highest ranking leader in Afghanistan — The Independent

Blog Editor note: Al Qaeda is reporting that Sakhr al-Taifi was not killed in this air strike.