Good News: Another German Jihadist Killed in Afghanistan
Bad News: Not German Jihadist Salahudin Ibn Jafar

Long War Journal:

A German jihadist is thought to have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US drones on March 9 in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of South Waziristan.

The German, a known "Islamist" from Aachen, has been identified at Samir H., according to a report in Der Spiegel. Samir was one of 13 Taliban and "foreign fighters" who were killed in the March 9 strike in Makeen, South Waziristan. In that strike, the remotely-piloted US strike aircraft fired missiles at a pickup truck transporting Taliban fighters.

Samir was the "son of a Tunisian father and a German mother" and was "born and raised in East Germany," according to Jih@d, a website that tracks European jihadists. Samir "traveled to Pakistan in October 2009 with his wife and two children, and joined the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). In November 2009 Samirīs sister, at the age of 18, followed her older brother and made her way to the Waziristan tribal region."

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When I see the words dead German Jihadist I always hope for Salahudin Ibn Jafar.

Oh well maybe next time.

Posted by: Howie at 07:38 AM

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