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US Airstrike In Afghanistan Kills Al-Qaeda ‘Suicide Bombing Leader;’ Carter Vows To Defeat ISIL

US Airstrike In Afghanistan Kills Al-Qaeda ‘Suicide Bombing Leader;’ Carter Vows To Defeat ISIL
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US Airstrike In Afghanistan Kills Al-Qaeda ‘Suicide Bombing Leader;’ Carter Vows To Defeat ISIL

The Pentagon announced Al-Qaeda’s leader in suicide bombing, Abu Khalil al-Sudani, was among the casualties in the U.S.-led airstrike in Patika province, Afghanistan on July 11.

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Al-Sudani was also a confidant of Egyptian jihadist Ayman Al-Zawahiri who now leads the al-Qaeda after Osama Bin Laden’s death.

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According to a Telegraph report, Al-Sudani participated in terror plots not just against the United States, but also against Nato troops, Pakistani military and Afghan forces. His works expanded to encompass al-Qaeda’s shura council, where he allegedly served as a senior member. The council serves al-Qaeda’s leader by providing recommendations and guidance.

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Two other terrorists, whose names were not yet released by the government, were also killed during the airstrike. “The death of al-Sudani will further degrade al-Qaeda operations across the globe,” a spokesman of the Pentagon was quoted.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter lauded the efforts of General John Campbell and the rest of American troops stationed in Afghanistan.

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“This operation underscores the work that General Campbell and all of our forces in Afghanistan do every day to take the fight to al-Qaeda,” Carter said briefly to the media.

“We will continue to counter violent extremism in the region and around the world, including coalition efforts to deliver a lasting defeat to Isil,Carter assured.

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