29 May '12, 10pm

NATO air strike kills al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.S.-led coalition troops battling Afghan Taliban insurgents have killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command in Afghanistan in an air strike in the country’s eastern province of Kunar, the coalition said Tuesday. Sakhr al-Taifi, a Saudi national, commanded foreign insurgent fighters and frequently moved between Afghanistan and Pakistan, often overseeing the transport of militants into Afghanistan, NATO said in a prepared statement. The air strike occurred Sunday in the Watahpur district of Kunar, a volatile Afghan province along the Pakistani border. Al-Taifi and one other unnamed al-Qaida militant were killed in the air strike, NATO said. Advertisement Over the last two years, the U.S. has steadily eroded al-Qaida’s leadership ranks. U.S. drone missile strikes during that time period have killed at least 18 senior al-Qaida leaders and commanders, as well as...

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