Farouq al-Qahtani Death: Senior al-Qaeda Leader Killed In US Drone Strike
Senior al-Qaeda leader Farouq al-Qahtani has been killed in a US drone strike in north eastern Afghanistan last month, the Pentagon confirms.
Farouq al-Qahtani, al-Qaeda’s leader in the area, was killed two weeks ago in what the Pentagon described as a precision strike.
The Saudi-born was placed on a US list of most wanted terrorists in February.
Farouq al-Qahtani was said to be one of al-Qaeda’s senior plotters against the US.
A Qatari national, Farouq al-Qahtani was also accused of involvement in plots targeting Europe.
Afghan government spokesman Abdul Ghani Mosamem said that 15 insurgents were killed in the operation on October 23 in the province of Kunar.
Those killed included two Arabs and a number of Pakistani Taliban fighters.