16 May '18, 2pm

US military kills 'dual-hatted' AQIS leader in eastern Afghanistan | FDD's Long War Journal

Footage of the strike that killed AQIS and TTP leader Hazrat Abbas. [DVIDS] The US military confirmed that it killed al Qaeda leader Hazrat Abbas and his bodyguard in an airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar late last month. Abbas served as a senior commander for both al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (TTP). Abbas was killed in an airstrike in Sherzad district in Nangahar province on April 23, Resolute Support – NATO’s command in Afghanistan – announced yesterday . He was described as “a senior AQIS and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander” who “controlled fighting forces in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.” “Abbas’ forces were responsible for numerous attacks and kidnappings on both sides of the border,” Resolute Support noted. Abbas is what the US military refers to as one of the “dual hatted” jihadi...

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