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Senior Al-Qaida Leader Killed by US Airstrike in Afghanistan

The U.S. military said an airstrike earlier this month in southeastern Afghanistan killed a "high-ranking al-Qaida operational commander." In a statement Friday, the Pentagon said Abu Khalil al-Sudani was killed in a July 11 attack in Paktika province, which borders Pakistan. The statement described al-Sudani as the head of the Sunni militant group's "suicide and explosive operations," adding he had played a part in attacks on U.S., Afghan and Pakistani...

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