The Rupture

Could the killing of Al Qaeda’s No. 3, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, sever the ties between the terrorist group and the Taliban?

By Paul Cruickshank:

The killing of Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the Egyptian head of al Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan, in a drone strike in North Waziristan last month is undoubtedly a body blow to the terrorist organization. But, more importantly, his death might signal an end to the close ties between al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban — for it was Yazid, more than any other figure, who was the linchpin of the special relationship between the two groups… Read more>>

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