7,693. 4/14/2011

“A senior Al Qaeda leader and the second most wanted insurgent in the country has been killed after a four-year manhunt in Afghanistan. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago [April 14, 2011] in Dangam district as he met other senior insurgents and Al Qaeda members, an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement said. The regional commander was in charge of suicide bombings and the organisation’s cash flow. …He was also No.23 on Saudi Arabia’s list of 85 most wanted militants issued in 2009, which said he was active in either Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran. ISAF began hunting him in Afghanistan in 2007.”

 – “Al Qaeda’s ‘Number Two’ in Afghanistan is Killed After Four-Year Manhunt,” Daily Mail, April 26, 2011

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