29 Apr '12, 5pm

German jihadist killed by US in March drone strike

A German jihadist is thought to have been killed in the March 9 airstrike that was carried out by US drones in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of South Waziristan. The German, who is a known "Islamist" from Aachen, has been identified at Samir H., according to a report in Der Spiegel . Samir was one of 13 Taliban and "foreign fighters" who were killed in the March 9 strike in Makeen, South Waziristan . In that strike, the remotely-piloted US strike aircraft fired missiles at a pickup truck transporting Taliban fighters. Samir was the "son of a Tunisian father and a German mother" and was "born and raised in East Germany," according to [email protected] , a website that tracks European jihadists. Samir "traveled to Pakistan in October 2009 with his wife and two children, and joined the 'Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). In November 2009 Samir´s sister, at the age of 18,...

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