On Tuesday the Department of Defense released a video that shows footage of the airstrike that killed al-Qaeda leader Hazrat Abbas on April 30.
Per a statement from the Department of Defense: “Abbas was a senior AQIS and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander. He controlled fighting forces in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Abbas’ forces were responsible for numerous attacks and kidnappings on both sides of the border.”
Per Daily Caller:
Abbas’ dual commands illustrate the integration and cooperation between different terrorist groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the DoD said. The close relationships between the organizations foster an environment where terrorist cells come together to create “global threat networks.”
Thankfully, Abbas’ time as a terrorist leader has come to an end thanks to precision-guided ordinance dropped from a U.S. aircraft.
Nangarhar Province lies on the east side of Afghanistan at the Afghan-Pakistan border and is home to Jalalabad, a major city in the country. The Sherzad district, where the strike took place, is west of Jalalabad.
This was a part of the United States military’s Operation Resolute Support. This “is a NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions,” Central Command stated.
The world is a safer place now that this man was wiped off the map.