Senior Al Qaeda leader Qari Yasin killed in a drone strike

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the United States military confirmed on Saturday.

‘The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.

A native of the Pakistani region of Balochistan who has ties to the Tehrik-e-Taliban group, Yasin was accused of plotting the September 20, 2008 bombing of a Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.

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