Afghan Security Forces Kill Senior Al Qaeda Leader Al-Masri
Afghan security forces take part in an ongoing operation against ISIS terrorists in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, on Nov. 5, 2019. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images)
KABUL—Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al–Masri (also spelt Abu Muhsen Almisry), a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday.
Breaking news : as a result of NDS special force unit operation in ghazni province an al-Qaida key member for Indian sub contanint, Abu Muhsen Almisry were killed pic.twitter.com/4fmWzA5T4e
— NDS Afghanistan (@NDSAfghanistan) October 24, 2020
Al–Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation, and conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals.
Al–Masri, believed to be al Qaeda‘s second-in-command, was killed during a special operation in Ghazni province, the NDS said.
By Hamid Shalizi