Al Qaeda confirms death of Major Adil Qudoos in drone strike

Published: November 20, 2014
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Major Adil along with his brother in law Dr Sarbuland Khan and his two sons Uzair and Suleman were killed in the US drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border on November 9. PHOTO: AFP

Major Adil along with his brother in law Dr Sarbuland Khan and his two sons Uzair and Suleman were killed in the US drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border on November 9. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Al Qaeda’s sub-continent branch on Thursday confirmed that a former affiliate of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Major (retd) Adil Qudoos, had been killed in a US drone strike earlier in November.

According to the group’s spokesperson Usama Mehmood, Qudoos was killed by the strike in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region on November 9.

A military court had sentenced Qudoos to six years in prison in 2003 after the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Kahlid Sheikh Muhammd was arrested from the Rawalpindi house of his brother Ahmad Qudoos. After Adil Qudoos’ release in 2008, the former Army official joined al Qaeda and moved to the Waziristan tribal region along with his family.

Qudoos was not the only one to die in that strike. His  brother-in-law Dr Sarbuland, known among militants as Abu Khalid, along with his two sons Uzair (13) and Suleman (15), were also killed in the attack. Dr Sarbuland used to run a hospital for militants in North Waziristan.

Both, Qudoos and Dr Sarbuland, had previously survived bombings in Miranshah, the spokesperson added.

“The Americans are claiming to be the champions of the children rights, but their drone targeted children,” Usama Mehmood said.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Rawalpindi Kid
    Nov 20, 2014 - 11:14PM

    They were traitors to Pakistan and they met their rightful fate, regardless of the means by which the task was accomplished.

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  • unbelievable
    Nov 21, 2014 - 12:23AM

    Qudoos was not the only one to die in
    that strike. His brother-in-law Dr
    Sarbuland, known among militants as
    Abu Khalid, along with his two sons
    Uzair (13) and Suleman (15), were also
    killed in the attack. Dr Sarbuland
    used to run a hospital for militants
    in North Waziristan.

    Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization and this was a family of terrorist – death by drone was not unexpected and no sympathy is warranted.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 21, 2014 - 12:27AM

    Thanks to the Taliban sympathizers that the state of Pakistan has become so weak that it relies on others to bring justice upon its criminals living within its own boundaries.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 21, 2014 - 12:29AM

    And some traitors call these terrorists the innocent civilian victims.

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  • Waseem
    Nov 21, 2014 - 1:08AM

    Perfect hit!

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  • Karachiwala
    Nov 21, 2014 - 2:07AM

    @rawalpindi kid
    bravo… i second your comment!!!

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  • TooTrue
    Nov 21, 2014 - 6:54AM

    Traitors to the uniform that you wore. The oath you took to defend this country meant nothing to you. You’ve met a traitors fate. Thank you America for doing what we can’t do for ourselves.

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  • Shah
    Nov 21, 2014 - 12:09PM

    @Rawalpindi Kid
    @unbelievable

    Quite surprising to see you two agreeing on something.

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