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« on: 8 April 2011, 09:13:26 »
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ISAF captures al Qaeda's top Kunar commander
By BILL ROGGIOApril 6, 2011

Coalition and Afghan special operations teams captured al Qaeda's top military commander in Kunar during a raid in the eastern province late last year.

Abu Ikhlas al Masri served as al Qaeda's operations commander before he was captured in a special operations raid in Kunar in December 2010.

Abu Ikhlas is an Egyptian citizen who has spent years in Afghanistan and has intermarried with the local tribes. He maintains an extensive network in Kunar due to his close links with the tribes. Abu Ikhlas was named al Qaeda's operations chief for Kunar province in early 2008. He assumed command of Kunar operations after his predecessor, Abu Ubaidah al Masri, was promoted to take over al Qaeda's external operations branch (Abu Ubaidah died in early 2008 of a disease).



Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2011/04/isaf_captures_al_qae.php#ixzz1Iuh3AB2n
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