Tue May 29, 2012, 10:33 AM
Playinghardball (5,536 posts)
Number 2 al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan killed in NATO airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The second highest al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan was killed in a weekend airstrike in the country's volatile east near the border with Pakistan, NATO-led forces said on Tuesday.
Saudi Sakhr al-Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, was responsible for commanding foreign insurgents and directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, NATO said in a statement.
He frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leadership, supplying weapons and equipment to insurgents and transporting insurgent fighters into Afghanistan, the statement said.
He was killed on Sunday in the Watahpur district of Kunar province after being identified with another al-Qaida militant.
No civilians were harmed and no civilian property was damaged, the statement said
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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)
Tue May 29, 2012, 11:32 AM
Eljo_Don (84 posts)
You can not kill a position. As soon as no.2 is killed the no.3 becomes no.2, no.4 becomes no.3, ........ ,and they have thousands and thousands in line.
Response to Eljo_Don (Reply #3)
Tue May 29, 2012, 11:47 AM
whatchamacallit (7,798 posts)
7. Who is number 1?
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"He frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leadership..."
This Orwellian Statement would indicate he carried out commands from himself.
Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #7)
Tue May 29, 2012, 02:23 PM
Daniel537 (1,022 posts)
10. He was the #2 leader in Afghanistan
Most of AQs leadership lives in Pakistan, so in the grand scheme of things he's probably something like #26.