On October 7, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush announced counterstrikes against the Afghan Taliban regime, its military installations and the terrorist training camps it was sheltering.

READ MORE: On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, a U.S. official confirmed al-Qaida’s South Asia region chief, Asim Omar, was killed in a raid in southern Afghanistan last month and told VOA the September 23 operation was "Afghan-led, U.S. supported."

The Afghan National Directorate of Security said a joint operation — a term usually used to describe an operation that involves NATO forces — in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province also killed or captured several other members of the group al-Qaida in the Indian subcontinent, including some Pakistani nationals.

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