‘Key Qaeda commanders killed in NWA drone strike’
MIRANSHAH: Two key al Qaeda operatives, including an operational commander, were killed in Monday’s US drone strike in North Wazirsitan Agency, official sources said. The al Qaeda terrorists killed in the drone strike have been identified as Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi and Saleh Al-Turki, an intelligence source told a TV channel.
Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi, hailing from Iraq, had arrived in North Waziristan Agency in 2001 and had since been one of the key operational commanders of al Qaeda in the tribal region, the intelligence officials said.
Taliban sources also confirmed that Abu Kasha and Saleh al-Turki’s funerals were held in the Mosaki area of North Waziristan late on Monday night.
Local people had reported that six people were killed and two others injured in the drone attack in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali tehsil. Two missiles were fired on a suspected al Qaeda and Taliban compound in Degyan area of Dattakhel along the Pak-Afghan border. inp