Monday, October 19

Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh : US kills top Khorasan commander in Syria

The United States military has confirmed that an airstrike in Syria has killed a top al-Qaeda commander.
The Pentagon said Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, a Saudi national, was the highest-ranking leader of a secretive cell of al-Qaeda operatives called the Khorasan group.
Known as Sanafi al-Nasr, he was 'a longtime jihadist experienced in funneling money and fighters' for the terrorist network, a statement from the U.S. Defense Department said.
It said U.S.-led coalition forces conducted the airstrike over northwest Syria on Thursday. 
The Pentagon said al-Nasr organized routes for new recruits to travel from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey and played a significant role in the group's finances.
In a statement, a spokesman said: ‘Al-Nasr was a longtime jihadist experienced in funneling money and fighters for al-Qaeda.
‘He moved funds from donors in the Gulf region into Iraq and then to al-Qaeda leaders from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey in addition to helping al-Qaeda's external operations in the West.’ 
Al-Nasr worked for al-Qaeda's Iran-based network before taking charge of the militant group's finances in 2012, the Pentagon said. He moved to Syria in 2013.

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