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Al Qaeda’s South Asia chief tasked with spreading terror outfit in Indian subcontinent shot dead

Asim Umar joined al-Qaeda in 2014. He was given the responsibility of expanding terrorist activities in the Indian subcontinent.

 

Kabul| Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) leader Asim Umar has been killed. Six militants, including Omar, were killed in a joint operation of Afghan and American security forces. Most of the terrorists killed were citizens of Pakistan.

The Afghan National Directorate tweeted that these militants were killed in action on September 22 and 23 in southern Helmand province. However, it was revealed on 8 October. During the operation, Afghan security forces took ground action and the US provided air support. All these terrorists were hiding in the area named Musa Kalan with Taliban influence.

Asim Omar joined al Qaeda in 2014

Asim Umar joined al-Qaeda in 2014. He was given the responsibility of expanding terrorist activities in the Indian subcontinent. Since then, he has been working to organize al Qaeda militants in the area and provide arms to them.

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Among the slain terrorists is a Pakistani named Rehan, who used to carry information for Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri.

US and Taliban pact to withdraw troops

During the campaign for the elimination of terrorists, there were reports of 40 civilians including some children killed. Officials said they would investigate the matter. The Taliban and the US have reached an agreement to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in a phased manner. For this, the Taliban will have to break all ties with Al Qaeda.

 

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