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Four Al Qaeda Members Killed in Suspected U.S. Drone Strike

SANAA, Sept 24  – Four members of Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch, including a local commander, were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike on a vehicle travelling east of the capital Sanaa, two local officials said on Saturday. They said the attack in Marib province, controlled by forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi,

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Pakistan Says Leader of School Attack Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 13 – The alleged mastermind of the 2014 attack on a school in Pakistan in which more than 150 people died, most of them children, has been killed in an American drone strike in Afghanistan, the Pakistan military and sources in the Pakistani Taliban said. General Asim Bajwa, director

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Afghan Taliban Appoint New Leader After Mansour’s Death

KABUL, May 25  – The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group’s first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Haibatullah Akhunzada, who was named in a United Nations report last year

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U.S. Says Late Taliban Leader Was Planning Attacks on Americans

By Jibran Ahmad and Jonathan Landay PESHAWAR, Pakistan/WASHINGTON, May 24 – U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death

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Afghan Taliban Leader Likely Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Pakistan

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, May 22 – The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said. The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour,

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