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Two key al Qaeda commanders killed in N Waziristan drone strike

Published Sep 25, 2012 12:01pm


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The US drone fired two missiles on a suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban compound along the Pak-Afghan border. —File Photo

NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY: Two key al Qaeda linked operatives, including an operational commander have been killed in Monday’s US drone strike in North Wazirsitan Agency, official sources said.

The al Qaeda linked militants killed in the drone strike have been identified as Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi and Saleh Al-Turki, an intelligence source told Dawn.Com.

Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi, hailing from Iraq, had arrived in North Waziristan Agency in 2001 and had since been one of the key operational commanders of the al Qaeda in North Waziristan tribal region, intelligence officials said.

Taliban sources also confirmed that Abu Kasha and Saleh al-Turki’s funerals were held in Mosaki area of North Waziristan late Monday night.

Local people had reported that six people were killed and two others inured in the US drone attack in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali tehsil on Monday. Security officials, however, had told AFP the attack had killed five militants.

The drone fired two missiles on a suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban compound in Degyan area of Dattakhel along the Pak-Afghan border. Abu Kasha and Saleh Al-Turkey were said to be among the militants killed.


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Comments (15) Closed

Raj Sep 25, 2012 04:40pm
Why don't you go there and verify yourself so you and other Pakistani get first hand info.
pathanoo Sep 25, 2012 02:41pm
Dear Ahmad, It takes calrity, integrity and courage to say what you just did. I could not have said it any better. Thank You.
Ye Z Sep 25, 2012 02:06pm
"Two key al Qaeda commanders killed in N Waziristan drone strike" Proof?
Abdul Kareem Sep 26, 2012 03:53am
This seems to be the only successful way to eliminate these dirty criminals who are attacking our innocent people and our dear armed forces
Raj Sep 25, 2012 04:38pm
Go and check yourself. Simple.
Sandip Sep 25, 2012 05:43pm
How did you verify Bin Laden was killed?
Zahid Sep 25, 2012 12:13pm
And how does one verify this info? Seems like this is aimed at countering the report that was published by NYU which argues against the use of drones.
Faisal Ahmed Sep 25, 2012 06:49pm
and ASAP
Ahmed Khan Sep 25, 2012 01:40pm
This news is the best justification for the USA to continue, even more vigorously, drone attacks in Waziristan. Where was the Pakistan Govt. and the Pakistan Army, when these terrorists entered Pakistan territory illegally in the first place. ? If Pakistan is unwilling or incapable of stopping these terrorists, then why complain if America does the job for them. The Pakistani argument that drone attacks infringe upon its sovereignty is hollow, because these illegal terrorist entrants into Pakistan without a visa have already made a mockery out of Pakistan's sovereignty.
Mo Sep 25, 2012 04:14pm
Good observation Ahmed Khan...
karim Sep 25, 2012 03:03pm
Good job, keep hitting these terrorists.
FM1 Sep 25, 2012 04:53pm
well said. our borders have been wide open for Afghans, Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks, their families, friends and livestock since 1980 and we talk about our sovereignty !
yasir Sep 25, 2012 11:48pm
What will you say when USA supports these type of organization?Al Qaeda was aided by USA in late years.
sj Sep 25, 2012 06:36pm
i totally agree with dron attacks this is the only way to finish these evil minded people thank you america specially mr obama
Asif Sep 25, 2012 04:15pm
Thank You Americans. Please cleanse our country of this evil.