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Another One Bites The Dust: Al Qaeda Leader Killed in U.S. Led Afghan Airstrike

 

The war on terror has been witness to some great successes under the rule of newly minted President Donald Trump, and this week was no exception.

As groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda continue their brutal fight against the West, Christianity, and democracy, U.S. troops have stepped up their aggression as it pertains to dealing with these vile creatures, thanks in no small part to a renewed military vigor ushered in by the promises of republican President Trump.

Just this week we learned of yet another successful U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that incapacitated a high level Al Qaeda target.

“The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known Al Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members.

“Yasin, a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had ties to Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple Al Qaeda terror attacks, including the Sept. 20, 2008, bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens of innocent people, among them U.S. Air Force Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez and Navy Cryptologic Technician Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O’Bryant.

“Yasin was also responsible for the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed and six members of the team injured.

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

While the war on terror still has a long road ahead, the U.S. has thankfully been able to pick up the pace under the new administration, and results such as this from Afghanistan are living proof of the effectiveness of strong leadership.

 

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