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Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan |  BBC News

Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan | BBC News

The US has confirmed the death of a senior al-Qaeda leader targeted by a US drone strike in north eastern Afghanistan last month.

Farouq al-Qahtani, the group’s leader in the area, was killed two weeks ago in what the Pentagon described as a precision strike.

Saudi-born al-Qahtani was placed on a US list of most wanted terrorists in February.

Source: Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan – BBC News