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Precision Strike

US strike killed Afghanistan Al-Qaeda leader Qahtani: official

WASHINGTON: The US military confirmed on Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda's emir for north-eastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the assault that killed Farouq al-Qahtani as a "precision strike" and said it took place on October 23 in Kunar, Afghanistan. "This successful strike is another example of US operations to degrade international terrorist networks and target terrorist leaders…