The Behsud district in Nangarhar, where the al Qaeda leader was targeted, is a known hub of jihadist activities.
The raid took place in the Khogyani district in Nangarhar, which in the past has served as a haven for a variety of terror groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Laskar-e-Islam, the Haqqani Network, and al Qaeda.
Dr. Amin al Haq, who served as the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden’s Black Guard, was released after nearly four years in custody.
The Hizb-i Islami Khalis helped Osama bin Laden enter Afghanistan in 1996, and aided in his escape to Pakistan during the Battle of Tora Bora. ISAF has not mentioned HIK by name in its press releases prior to today.