Mullah Sangeen Zadran, a senior Taliban and Haqqani Network leader, was intricately linked to Al Qaeda. he viewed the two groups as inseparable “brothers.” The U.S. killed Sangeen and an Al Qaeda bomb maker in a drone strike in Pakistan in 2013.
A new video from the Taliban features several images and clips of al Qaeda leaders, further demonstrating that the two remain firmly allied more than 15 years after the 9/11 hijackings.
The senior Haqqani Network commander and a Lashkar al Zil explosives expert are said to be among those killed in yesterday’s strike in North Waziristan.
The Haqqani Network commander has been a major target of US forces. The US has launched attacks against him in Afghanistan and Pakistan.