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Tag: NATO

NATO Takes Out 2nd-Highest al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. led-NATO forces chalked up a major score in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda’s second-highest Afghan leader, Sakhr al-Taifi, was killed by a NATO airstrike in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, reports the AP.

Al-Taifi, also known as Mushtaq and Nasim, commanded foreign insurgents in Afghanistan and directed attacks against NATO and Afghan forces, the coalition told AP. He often traveled to Pakistan communicating with al Qaeda higher-ups and transporting weapons and fighters.

NATO reported no civilian casualties in the Sunday strike.

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