- Omar was a resident of Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, where he was known as Sanaul Haq alias Sanu.
- He lived in the Deepa Sarai area of Sambhal, but moved to Pakistan in the late 1990s.
- Jawahiri chose Omar as the commander to spread terrorism in the Indian subcontinent.
Al Qaeda‘s commander of the Indian subcontinent, Maulana Asim Omar, was from Uttar Pradesh, who killed in the US airstrike. They killed Asim Umar in a US airstrike in Afghanistan in September. Omar a resident of Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, where he known as Sanaul Haq alias Sannu.
He lived in the Deepa Sarai area of Sambhal but moved to Pakistan in the late 1990s.
Asim Umar Al-Qaeda commander killed in the US belong to UP
In July 2018, the US had put Asim Umar on its Global Terrorist list. Along with this, the US had also put the Indian subcontinent unit of Al Qaeda in the list of foreign terrorist organizations. Afghanistan’s National Security Directorate has confirmed the death of terrorist Asim Umar.
Along with this, 6 other Al Qaeda terrorists confirmed to killed in the Moosa Kala district of Helmand province of Afghanistan in the September 23 attack.
Omar graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1991. After this, when visiting Pakistan, he associated with Darul Uloom Haqqania in Nowshera, this madrasa called Jihad University. Umar became part of the terrorist organization Harkat-ul-Mujahideen after his Dini and Askari training. After that, he joined Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
In September 2014, through a video message, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the formation of the unit for the Indian subcontinent, declaring increased terrorist activities in India, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.
Subsequently, Zawahiri chose Omar as the commander to spread terrorism in the Indian subcontinent. The same year, Zawahiri commissioned Asim Umar in Miran Shah City, Afghanistan.