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U.S. drone strike in N Waziristan kills key Al-Qaeda commanders.

Islamabad, Sept. 26 ( ANI ): A U.S. drone strike has reportedly killed two key Al-Qaeda operatives, including an operational commander in Pakistan's North Wazirsitan Agency, official sources said.

The terrorists have been identified as Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi and Saleh Al-Turki, reports the Daily Times.

Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi, hailing from Iraq, had arrived in North Waziristan Agency in 2001 and had since been one of the key operational commanders of al Qaeda in the tribal region, intelligence officials said.

Taliban sources also confirmed that Abu Kasha and Saleh al-Turki's funerals were held in the Mosaki area of North Waziristan.

Local people had reported that six people were killed and two others injured in the drone attack in North Waziristan's Mir Ali tehsil. Two missiles were fired on a suspected Al -Qaeda and Taliban compound in Degyan area of Dattakhel along the Pak-Afghan border. ( ANI )

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