August 12, 2008

Al-Qa'eda's Abu Saeed al-Masri 'killed on Afghan border' UPDATE: Commander of AQ in Afghanistan


If this report is true Al Qaeda has just suffered another major blow..

Via Telegraph

Abu Saeed al-Masri, said to be among the top leadership in the terror group, was killed in fighting in the hotly disputed border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"He was believed to be among the top leadership of al-Qa'eda," the senior security official in Pakistan said.

Al-Masri, which means Egyptian, was the senior most Al Qa'eda operative to have been killed in Pakistan's tribal belt since the death of his compatriot, Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Al Qa'eda chemical and biological weapons expert, last month.

Al-Qa'eda have yet to confirm the latest death.

Update by Rusty: This is a big deal so Im going to bump it. I got an email from Luara Mansfield (see link on right sidebar--sorry, I'm on iphone again) who reminded me that Al-Masri is called "the commander of al Qaeda in Afghanistan". He's AQs #3 man and their top operational leader.

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