The National Security Directorate of Afghanistan (NDS) reported that it had charged Abu Muhsin al-Masri, who was the number two commander of Al-Qaeda.
Abu Muhsin al-Masri was charged with conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens and with financing a foreign terrorist organization, putting him on the FBI’s most wanted list, according to Sky News on Oct. 24.
The NDS expanded on the information by saying that the terrorist leader was killed in a special operation in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan and that he was the supreme leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent.
“As a result of the NDS special forces unit operation in Ghazni province, a key member of Al-Qaeda for the Indian sub-contractor, Abu Muhsen Almisry, was killed,” the NDS reported through a tweet.
Breaking news : as a result of NDS special force unit operation in ghazni province an al-Qaida key member for Indian sub contanint, Abu Muhsen Almisry were killed pic.twitter.com/4fmWzA5T4e
— NDS Afghanistan (@NDSAfghanistan) October 24, 2020
The FBI noted that he also used the pseudonym Husam Abd-al-Ra’uf and was an Egyptian citizen.
Earlier, on Feb. 6, Washington announced that it had “eliminated” Qassem al-Rimi, the head of the jihadist group Al-Qaeda, in Yemen during a counterterrorism operation.
“By order of President Donald J. Trump, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qassem al Rimi, a founder and head of the Al-Qaeda group in the Arabian Peninsula (AQPA),” the White House said in a statement.
After delivering the devastating blow to the terrorist group, President Trump announced that he was withdrawing U.S. troops stationed in the country.
Previously, the Trump administration had managed the peace talks between Al-Qaeda and the Afghan government, which has not yet reached a final agreement.
An investigation by the Middle East Forum denounced that the government of former President Barack Obama had financed Al-Qaeda with at least $200,000, taken from taxpayers’ money.
The money was given to an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan, despite the fact that a decade earlier the U.S. Treasury Department had classified the group as a terrorist financier.
Al-Qaeda became infamous for its 9/11 attack when it toppled the World Trade Center towers, taking the lives of more than 3,000 people.
“On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of Al-Qaeda, killed more than 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars in economic damage,” said Nicholas Haros Jr. who lost his 76-year-old mother Frances.
“Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and the founding of our nation on Jewish-Christian principles was attacked,” Haros Jr. added, among other arguments, during the commemoration of the terrible attack last year.