Last month air raid by US army in Afghanistan killed one of the senior al Qaeda leaders, said Pentagon. Faruq al-Qahtani, who served as al-Qaeda's leader for northeastern Afghanistan was killed on October 23 bombing in Kunar, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said on Friday in a statement. However, Al-Qaeda has yet to comment on this. Cook also said the pentagon was still assessing the result of a separate air raid targeting another Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Bilal al-Utaybi.
Anisha Venkatesh Babu