In a statement released tonight on a jihadist forum, Al Qaeda announced Yazid’s death. Yazid, who is also known as Sheikh Saeed al Masri, was al Qaeda’s leader in Afghanistan and top financial official.
Insurgents killed two policemen and a soldier in Mosul, and a civilian in Baghdad. Iraqi troops killed the suspect who killed a recently elected Iraqiya member of parliament from Mosul. Security forces detained 39 policemen in Khalis, 13 wanted men in Basrah, and three Hezbollah Brigades fighters in Baghdad.
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Shabaab attacked government and Ethiopian troops in Elberde. Hizbul Islam fighters withdrew from Beledweyne. Hizbul Islam ordered Universal TV to shut down after the station broadcast an image of the Prophet Mohammed.
Haji Amir is a top military commander who recently returned from Pakistan, where he planned the Taliban counteroffensive against Coalition and Afghan forces in Kandahar.