Haqqani Network’s Founder Dies after Long Illness, Afghan Taliban Says

NBC’s Alexander Smith and Mushtaq Yusufzai report, “The founder of the Haqqani network, the group behind some of the bloodiest attacks against U.S. and NATO troops and civilians in Afghanistan, has died after a long illness, according to the Afghan Taliban.” Jalaluddin Haqqani worked with the U.S. in the 1980s to combat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan before organizing attacks against the Afghan and U.S. military. Smith and Yusufzai add, “Jalaluddin Haqqani’s son, Sirajuddin, currently is in charge of the Haqqani network and also serves as deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban.”

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