Top al-Qaeda leader killed in eastern Afghanistan

Top al-Qaeda leader killed in eastern Afghanistan
Tue Dec 5, 2017 14:27:06

A top leader of militant group al-Qaeda was killed along with 80 people in a joint military operation by Afghan army, intelligence and NATO-led forces, the South Asian nation's intelligence service said on Tuesday.

Reuters--  Omar Khetab, also known as Omar Mansoor, was the most senior member of his branch of the group killed in Afghanistan, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

Security forces also arrested 27 individuals in the operation in the eastern Afghan provinces of Ghazni, Paktia and Zabul, the agency said, without giving further details.

 

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