Al-Qaeda’s Top Leader among 80 killed in Afghan-US Operations

A top leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network has been killed along with at least 80 other militants during the operations of the Afghan and US forces.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), the militants were killed during the operations conducted in Ghazni, Zabul, and Paktia provinces.

According to NDS, the senior Al-Qaeda leader killed during the operation has been identified as Omar Khetab who was also famous was Omar Mansoor.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Al-Qaeda affiliates have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the US Department of Defense in a statement said late in March this year that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known Al-Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members.

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