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Al-Qaeda claims shooting down US jet

The alleged terror network al-Qaeda has claimed shooting down an F-16 with a US-made stinger missile in the Shinkai area of Afghanistan southern Khost province. A video compact disk (CD) received to Pajhwok Afghan News shows al-Qaeda commander Abdul Hadi Iraqi holding a stinger – the most deadly weapon against fighter jets – and pointing at a (US) jet. Hadi was al-Qaeda’s war correspondent in Takhar province and Bagram areas during the Taliban rule. The stinger hits the jet but it is unclear whether it comes down or not. However, they claimed the jet had been downed. Full Story

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