On wednesday, NATO said, in a recent air strike near the Pakistan border, an Al-Qaeda commander Abdallah Umar al-Qurayshi who coordinated attacks and groups of Arab fighters in eastern Afghanistan was killed.
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement that the strike targeted a meeting of Qurayshi’s network.
It said that “Several Arabic foreign fighters” and Al-Qaeda explosives expert Abu Atta al Kuwaiti were also killed.
NATO said that Qurayshi “coordinated the attacks of a group of Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan provinces” and “routinely facilitated the travel of foreign fighters, including Arabs, into the region.”
No independent confirmation of his death was immediately available.