Jordanian Taliban commander killed in US drone attack: SITE

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Dubai, Jan 12(ANI): SITE, a US-based terrorist tracking organization, has said that Jordanian Taliban commander Mahmud Mahdi Zeidan was killed in a US drone attack in Waziristan.

According to a SITE report, the Al-Fallujah and Shamukh al-Islam forums announced the "martyrdom" of Zeidan on January 10.

"The martyrdom of Mahmud Mahdi Zeidan... on the soil of Pakistan, the land of the diligent and of the mujahedeen is confirmed," The News quoted a SITE report, as saying.

SITE did not specify which drone strike the Jordanian was killed in, but it is believed that he was among the 13 militants who were killed in two US drone strikes in Waziristan last week.

The monitoring group further said that Zeidan had most recently appeared in a recording by As-Sahab, a website frequently used by Al Qaeda, giving a sermon on January 4.

He also recorded an audio message released by As-Sahab in August last year giving advice to mujahideen. (ANI)

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