Al-Qaeda's #2 killed in Pakistan according to US official

This very well could be the fruit of intel gathered at bin Laden's compound where we gathered up some laptops and other devices in an effort to track down other al-Qaeda biggies. The New York Times: A drone operated by the Central Intelligence Agency killed al Qaeda's second-ranking figure in the mountains of Pakistan earlier this month, American and Pakistani officials said on Saturday, further damaging a terror network that appears significantly weakened since the death of Osama bin Laden in May. An American official said that a drone strike on Aug. 22 killed Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a Libyan who in the last year had taken over as al Qaeda's top operational planner. Mr. Rahman was in frequent contact with Bin Laden in the months before the terror leader was killed on May 2 by a team of Navy Seals, intelligence officials have said. American officials described Mr. Rahman's death as particularly significant as compared with other high-ranking Qaeda operatives who have been killed,...(Read Full Post)

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