Senior al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan killed in US airstrike, says Pentagon

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US says Farouq al-Qahtani, who had long-standing ties with Osama bin Laden, was killed in ‘precision strike’ in October

The US military killed al-Qaida’s leader for northeastern Afghanistan in an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the assault that killed Farouq al-Qahtani as a “precision strike” and said it took place on October 23 in Kunar, east of the capital, Kabul.

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