After a long search, Senior Al Qaeda leader Muhsin al Fadhli killed by US airstrike.
Senior Al Qaeda leader Muhsin al Fadhli, seasoned jihadist, a Kuwaiti-born jihadi killed on July 8 after US carried out airstrike.
U.S government offered a reward for his head, as Fadhi alleged identified leader of Khorasan, an offshoot of the al-Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaeda.
This group includes senior Al Qaeda members, moved Syria amid chaotic destruction of the country. Consist of a small number of fighters who are all on terrorist watchlists.
Khorasan group referred by intelligence agencies to the high-ranking Khorasan Shura, a leadership council within al-Qaeda.
This Khorasan group led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, prominent al-Qaeda member who went to Iran after the US invasion of Afghanistan.
Muhsin al Fadhli, previously reported killed for many times, most notably in September 2014, however reports later found out wrong.
He sent to Syria to mediate between al-Qaeda’s then Iraqi in 2013, later an instrument for al-Qaeda to detach from ISIS in 2014.
Defense Department spokesman Captain Jeff Davis states, Fadhli “was a senior Al-Qaeda facilitator who was among the few trusted Al-Qaeda leaders who received advance notification of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States”.
The group been a target of US military, part of their air campaign as the group worked with bomb-makers from al Qaida’s Yemen.
An airstrikes conducted by United States Central Command against the group. This targets Khorasan group’s training camps, facilities, and other sites in Syria.
Since the campaign begin, 22 September 2014, 17 Khorasan fighters been killed by US airstrikes targeting the group.
Authorities believed that Khorasan been hiding in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and so Fadhli before he was killed. IMAGE/www.wtsp.com