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Al-Qaeda’s operations chief ‘killed in Pakistan’
Posted by The Agonist on August 27th, 2011

From our partners at The Agonist

Aug 27

BBC – Al-Qaeda’s suspected operations chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a senior US official says.

The Libyan militant was killed on 22 August in the volatile Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, he added.

He would not say how Abd al-Rahman died, but a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan on the same day.

Abd al-Rahman was reportedly number two on a list of the five top militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan whom the US most wanted to capture or kill.

In October 2010, Pakistani intelligence officials said they believed Abd al-Rahman had been killed in an air strike by a US drone in North Waziristan.

More recently, he was reportedly appointed al-Qaeda’s emissary in Iran.

Suspected? Believed? Reportedly? Brokered? Appointed? I wonder who actually wrote this story

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