Sun Staff Report
May 29, 2012

Sakhr al Taifi, the terrorist group’s second most senior leader in Afghanistan, was a key figure in commanding attacks on foreign forces.

But al Taifi, a Saudi, was killed in a precision air strike on Sunday in northeastern Kunar Province, NATO said.

“Sakhr al Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, was al Qaeda’s second highest leader in Afghanistan, responsible for commanding foreign insurgents, in addition to directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces,” NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

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