Sheikh Fateh

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Abdul Rasak (battle name: Sheikh Fateh also Sheikh Fateh al-Masri , Fateh means "conqueror") (* in Egypt ; † September 25, 2010 in Datta Khel , Northern Waziristan , Pakistan ) was an Egyptian terrorist . According to Pakistani sources, he was the leader of al-Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan .

Fateh was initially considered an experienced front-line fighter in Afghanistan, but was not a member of the Al-Qaeda organization. After the death of Mustafa Abu l-Yazid , head of al-Qaeda operations in Afghanistan, in May 2010, Fateh was proclaimed his successor. His strategy of increasingly resolving the conflict in Pakistan has been blamed for attacks on centers of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Lahore , which resulted in hundreds of deaths. In a letter to the Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani , Fateh announced in 2010 ahead of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Pakistan that Pakistan would have to "prepare for battle" if it did not change its policy.

Fateh was on 25 September 2010 by a drone attack of the USA on his Pick Up in Datta Khel killed in the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Two of his three companions died with him.

Individual evidence

  1. NZZ: Strike against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
  2. ^ ORF: Possibly number three killed by Al-Qaeda
  3. a b Frankfurter Rundschau: Al Qaeda boss killed
  4. ^ Al-Qaeda's new man eyes Pakistan . Asia Times, July 8, 2010
  5. Tension ramped up a notch in Pakistan . Asia Times, July 21, 2010