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Pentagon: October airstrike killed two other al Qaeda leaders | TheHill

Pentagon: October airstrike killed two other al Qaeda leaders | TheHill

A U.S. airstrike in October that the Pentagon said killed a top al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan also killed two other leaders.

The Pentagon said Monday that the Oct. 23 strike near Kunar, Afghanistan, killed Bilal al-Utabi and Abd al-Wahid al-Junabi.

Al-Junabi was a senior al Qaeda explosives expert, according to the statement.

Al-Utabi is described in the statement as a deputy to Faruq al-Qatani, the leader the Pentagon previously announced was killed in the strike.

Source: Pentagon: October airstrike killed two other al Qaeda leaders | TheHill