Muhsin Al-Masri, believed to be al-Qaeda’s 2nd-in-command, was on the Federal Bureau Investigation’s list of most wanted terrorists.
Al-Masri was charged in the United States with having funded a foreign terrorist organisation, and conspiracy to kill Americans.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that “The killing of this significant leader of al-Qaeda’s terroristic network proves that there is still the threat of terrorism and Taliban have ties with the terrorists,”
Chris Miller, The head of the US Counter-Terrorism Centre confirmed al-Masri’s death in a statement and said his “removal from the battlefield is a major blow to the terrorist organisation”.
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