Sunday, October 25, 2020

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan | Al Jazeera

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Most Wanted Terrorists list, according to Afghanistan’s intelligence service.

Al-Masri, an Egyptian national believed to be al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, was killed during a special operation in the central Ghazni province, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday.

Al-Masri, who also goes by the name Husam Abd-al-Ra’uf, has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation, and conspiracy to kill US nationals. The US issued a warrant for his arrest in December 2018.

The death of the al-Qaeda operative was announced on the same day that 18 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an education centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul. At least 57 others were wounded in the attack in the area that is home to many from Afghanistan’s minority Shia community.

1 comment:

  1. Les forces spéciales afghanes ont tué un important dirigeant d'Al-Qaïda qui était également recherché par les Etats-Unis, a annoncé samedi le service de renseignement afghan.

    Abou Muhsin al-Masri, un Egyptien considéré comme le numéro deux d'Al-Qaïda dans le sous-continent indien, a été tué dans la province de Ghazni, dans le centre de l'Afghanistan, a annoncé sur Twitter la Direction nationale de la sécurité. Elle n'a pas donné d'autres détails sur l'opération et n'a pas indiqué quand elle avait eu lieu. Le nom d'Al-Masri figure sur la liste des terroristes les plus recherchés du FBI américain.

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