Al Qaeda’s No. 2 in Afghanistan killed in air strike, NATO says

Posted by on May 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

Al Qaeda’s second most senior leader in Afghanistan, a key figure in commanding attacks on foreign forces, was killed in an air strike, NATO said Tuesday.

Sakhr al Taifi, a Saudi, was killed in a precision air strike Sunday in northeastern Kunar Province.

“Sakhr al Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, was al Qaeda’s second highest leader in Afghanistan, responsible for commanding foreign insurgents, in addition to directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces,” NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

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