Afghan-coalition operation kills top al-Qaeda leader

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan and coalition forces have killed about 80 al-Qaeda fighters, including a senior leader, in Zabul, Ghazni and Paktia provinces, TOLOnews reported Tuesday (December 5), quoting the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS).

No exact date was given for the operations.

Omar Khetab, the second-ranking leader of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) after Asim Omar, was among those killed, the statement said.

Some Taliban members were killed. The al-Qaeda terrorists "had a role in advising in the use of heavy weapons like rockets, mortars and training for the Taliban's night attacks," according to the statement.

Do you like this article?

Ca mobile no 0

0 Comment

* Denotes required field


Afghans fighting for Iran in Syria to face prosecution at home, officials warn

The warnings refer to Afghans recruited by the Iran-backed Fatemiyoun Division, which fights on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia.


Can Russia's efforts help the Taliban and Afghan government reach a lasting peace agreement?

View Results