Haji Omar Khan had a bang-up New Year’s Eve, thanks to the US military:
The US killed a senior Taliban leader in an airstrike in the Mir Ali region in North Waziristan, Pakistan, on New Year’s Eve, 2009.
Haji Omar Khan, a senior Taliban leader in South Waziristan who strong ties to Mullah Omar, was killed in the Dec. 31, 2009 airstrike on a safe house in the town of Machi Khel, according to his family. The body is being repatriated to his home town in South Waziristan.
Let’s hope plenty of Taliban and al Qaeda leaders show up for the funeral. Our gunners need the practice.