The US military announced Wednesday that coalition forces killed a senior al-Qaida leader and his courier, both Turks, in an operation in northern Iraq.
Mehmet Yilmaz, also known as Khalid al-Turki, operated a cell that facilitated the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq for al-Qaida operations, US Central Command said in a statement.
The courier was identified as Mehmet Resit Isik, also known as Khalil al-Turki, a close associate of Yilmaz and other senior leaders within al-Qaida.
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