Defense Secretary: U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaeda Commander

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that a U.S. airstrike recently killed a senior Al-Qaeda operational commander in eastern Afghanistan.

The airstrike killed Abu Khalil Al-Sudani on July 11, Carter said in a brief statement given to reporters traveling with him in Iraq.

Pentagon confirms Abu Khalil al-Sudan, head of Al Qaeda suicide and explosive operations, was killed in U.S. strike pic.twitter.com/o3OLcTIwDN

Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 24, 2015

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