US air strike kills high-ranking al Qaeda operational commander, US military says

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Published: July 24, 2015 4:46:04 PM

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking al Qaeda operational commander Abu Khalil al-Sudani, the Pentagon said on Friday.

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking al Qaeda operational commander Abu Khalil al-Sudani, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The Pentagon named the target of the strike as Abu Khalil al-Sudani, saying he was killed in a July 11 strike in the Bermal district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

In a statement, the Pentagon said he was head of al Qaeda “suicide and explosives operations” and was linked to external attack plotting against the United States.

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