12 Apr '15, 2pm

US killed AQIS deputy emir, shura member in January drone strikes

US killed AQIS deputy emir, shura member in January drone strikes

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent announces the death of deputy emir Ustad Ahmad Farood and shura member Qari ‘Imran. Image from AQIS spokesman Usama Mahmood’s Twitter feed. Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) announced today that the US killed two of its senior leaders in separate drone strikes at the beginning of the year. Ustad Ahmad Farooq, the deputy emir for AQIS, and Qari ‘Imran, a member of the group’s shura, or executive council were both killed in areas administered by Taliban commanders on good terms with the Pakistani state. Usama Mahmood, the spokesman for AQIS, announced the death of the two leaders on his Twitter account as well as in a lengthy 47-minute-long eulogy that was produced by As Sahab, al Qaeda’s official media outlet, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Both drone strikes were previously reported in the Pakistani and Western press....

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