Skip to comments.U.S. believes it killed al Qaeda No. 3
Posted on 06/01/2010 3:21:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
U.S. believes it killed al Qaeda No. 3 By Zeeshan Haider Zeeshan Haider 8 mins ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Al Qaeda's third-in-command, whose role spanned from operations to fundraising, is believed to have been killed last month in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan, dealing a serious blow to the embattled group.
Sheikh Sa'id al-Masri, also known as Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, was believed to be killed along with members of his family in a strike by a pilotless CIA-operated drone attack. Al Qaeda confirmed his death in a statement on a Islamist website earlier on Monday.
"We have strong reason to believe ... that al-Masri was killed recently in Pakistan's tribal areas," a U.S. official in Washington said on condition of anonymity. "In terms of counterterrorism, this would be a big victory."
A Pakistani security official said Yazid was most probably killed in a missile strike in North Waziristan on the night of May 21.
"We had a report at the time that one Arab was killed in that strike with some of his family members and I think it was probably him," said the official, who declined to be named.
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Number 4 report to headquarters!
AQ #3 seems to be a pretty tough gig.
Sheikh Sa’id al-Masri, also known as Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, also known as the Ace of Sickheads. Bottom line ... One less head chopper sucking air.
But why can’t Zer0 bring in his namesake Osama?
He he he...picture #’s four through ten in some cave lobbying Bin Laden for # three’s camel and sheep (bed warmer).
High risk drivers have SR-22 insurance - I wonder what type of insurance AQ leaders have?
>>AQ #3 seems to be a pretty tough gig.<<
Might as well draw up your will once you get that “promotion”
What’s the big deal about killing no. 1,2 or 3? The only meaningful event is killing all of them. It really is that simple.
Lets pray it’s true!
Was he one of the 20-something people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day?