Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

"Al Pakistani was a prominent [Islamic State] leader who recently split from al Qaeda," Al Shorfa reported
Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

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by Bill Roggio | The Long War Journal | August 6, 2014


The Iraqi military claimed that an Islamic State leader who is from Pakistan was killed in an airstrike in Mosul. The commander is thought to be one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders who publicly defected from the global jihadist group to join the Islamic State.

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani and five Islamic State fighters were killed after Iraqi warplanes “directly hit one of [the Islamic State's] strongholds in Mosul” on Aug. 5, Ministry of Defense spokesman General Mohammed al Askari told Al Shorfa.

“Al Pakistani was a prominent [Islamic State] leader who recently split from al Qaeda,” Al Shorfa reported.

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