15 Apr '15, 8pm

Pakistani Taliban praises slain al Qaeda leaders

Pakistani Taliban praises slain al Qaeda leaders

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan eulogized two senior al Qaeda leaders who were killed in US drone strikes at the beginning of this year. The statement highlights the close working relationship between the two jihadist groups. Muhammad Khurasani, the “central spokesman” for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, praised Ustad Ahmad Farooq and Qari ‘Imran in an Urdu-language email that was sent to The Long War Journal . Umar Media, the official propaganda outlet of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, also posted the statement on its website. Farooq, who was Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent’s deputy emir, was killed in a US drone strike on Jan. 15. ‘Imran, a member of AQIS’s shura or central council and the group’s commander for Afghanistan, was killed on Jan. 5. [See LWJ report, US killed AQIS deputy emir, shura member in January drone strikes .] The Taliba...

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