Wanted Abu Sayyaf operative reported killed in North Waziristan
By Bill RoggioJanuary 21, 2010 1:40 PM
Abu Sayyaf Group operative and master bombmaker Abdul Basit Usman. Photo from the Rewards for Justice website.
A wanted member of the Philippines-based, al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group is thought to have been killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan last week.
Abu Sayyaf operative and bomb-making expert Abdul Basit Usman is thought to have been killed in an airstrike on Jan. 14 in North Waziristan. Usman is believed to have died in the attack that targeted Taliban chieftain Hakeemullah Mehsud in the Pasalkot region in North Waziristan, an area close to the border with the neighboring tribal agency of South Waziristan.
Ten Taliban and foreign fighters were repo
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