December 10, 2010

Senior Yemeni Commander Killed in Strike on Af/Pak Border

via Evan Kohlmann: at IntelTweet: A senior Yemeni Al-Qaida commander, Abu Abdelrahman al-Qahtani, has reportedly been killed in a U.S. airstrike on the Pak-Afghan border. Abu Abdelrahman al-Qahtani has been linked to Camp Chapman bomber Humam al-Balawi (aka Abu Dujanah al-Khorasani). Al-Qahtani was also closely tied to 2 Yemeni Al-Qaida bombmakers, "Ghazwan al-Yemeni" and "Abu Dujanah as-Sanaani", killed in the past year. Even from the frontline in AFPAK, al-Qahtani was a regular contributor to the now-defunct "Al-Fallujah" jihadi social networking web forum. According to a published biography, Abu Abdelrahman al-Qahtani "was 45 years of age, half of which he spent in the fields of jihad.

(I'm still recovering from my depression at learning released USS Cole Bomber Fahd al Quso wasn't killed in September in Pakistan. )

By Jane at 03:21 PM | Comments |