ALERT LINE
US targets top two al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan | Washington Examiner

US targets top two al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan | Washington Examiner

The Pentagon identified the leaders as Faruq al-Qatani and Bilal al-Utabi, who it says were involved in efforts to re-establish a safe haven in Afghanistan from which to threaten the West as well as efforts to recruit and train foreign fighters.

“We are still assessing the results of the strikes, but their demise would represent a significant blow to the terrorist group’s presence in Afghanistan, which remains committed to facilitating attacks against the United States, our allies, and partners,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement issued late Wednesday.

Source: US targets top two al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan | Washington Examiner