Abu Akash was an Al-Qaeda operative. He was believed to have been killed in a Drone attack in Asori village in North Waziristan on October 31, 2008. However, he managed to escape safely. He was known by aliases Haji Akasha Khan, Abdur Rehman and Iraqi Malang. He was born in Iraq. He came to notoriety in 2007 when he released a video calling for attacks on coalition forces. Sources said Abu Akash was Al Qaeda’s chief of financial affairs in the region and set up his headquarters in Mir Ali, Pakistan. One of his sons was killed in a drone attack previously on November 30, 2005. Abu Akash was killed in another drone attack in September 24, 2012.
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