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al-Qaida Co-Founder and Network’s #3 Killed

By: David Shepherd [dshepherd@wtwo.com]

Courtesy: MSNBC

One of al-Qaida’s co-founders, and the number 3 in the terror group, was killed in a border area of Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to NBC News.  A senior official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told NBC News that Egyptian-born Sheikh Saeed was killed in an attack by a missile-carrying Predator Drone aircraft.

Intelligence officials say, in terms of counterterrorism this would be a “big victory.”  One official says Saeed was al-Qaida’s chief operating officer, playing a role in financial and operational planning,

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June 1, 2010 Posted by | News & Current Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment