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PublishDate: Thursday, September 27, 2012 17:53

Al-Qaeda facilitator killed in NATO airstrike in Kunar

A post-strike assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no civilian structures were damaged, ISAF confirmed.

An Al-Qaeda facilitator was killed following a NATO airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan on Sunday.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Thursday announced, “Afghan and coalition forces today confirmed the death of al-Qaida facilitator during a security operation in Marawarah district, Kunar province, Sunday.”

The source further addded, “During the operation the security force observed Al-Qaida facilitator Abdul Rauf, also known as Iftikhar, engaged in insurgent activity. After ensuring no civilians were in the area, the security force engaged Abdul Rauf with a precision airstrike, killing him and two other insurgents.”

“Abdul Rauf was a Pakistani al-Qaida facilitator who coordinated the movement of foreign fighters into the country, as well as constructing improvised explosive devices for attacks against security forces”, ISAF said following the statement.

A post-strike assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no civilian structures were damaged, ISAF confirmed.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the report.
(AOP)

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