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U.S. Kills Chief Of Operations For Haqqani Network, Son Of Network Founder
pat dollard ^ | 8/30/12 | abc

Posted on 08/30/2012 7:06:48 PM PDT by Nachum

Excerpted from ABC News: U.S. officials said today that an American drone strike likely took out a top commander of a powerful militant group the U.S. says is responsible for deadly, high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

Badruddin Haqqani, described by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point as the “chief of operations” of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, had been reported killed last week in a drone strike. After those reports, however, a Taliban spokesperson denied Badruddin’s death, saying in an email to reporters that he was alive and well in Afghanistan.

Today two U.S. officials, including a senior American diplomat, told ABC News that the U.S. government believes Badruddin was among those killed in an Aug. 21 drone strike.

“This is a significant loss from the Haqqani network as [Badruddin] was an operational leader behind a number of the group’s high-profile attacks, including the attacks against the U.S. Embassy in Kabul,” an American official said, apparently referring to an assault on the embassy in September 2011.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chief; haqqani; network
He blowed up real good.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 7:06:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
"U.S. Kills Chief Of Operations For Haqqani Network, Son Of Network Founder"



Too bad those drones can't get the ex-wife of a network founder here!
2 posted on 08/30/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Nachum

Dead is “good” too. Vultures have to eat.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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