Al Qaeda No. 2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan

Al Qaeda's new deputy leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, was killed on Aug. 22 in Pakistan's tribal areas by a CIA drone strike, according to an official who was briefed on the intelligence report, a major setback to an organization still reeling from Osama bin Laden's death. Al-Rahman, a Libyan, was al Qaeda's "operational leader," planning attacks, helping manage the terrorist group on a daily basis and communicating with and speaking on behalf of both bin Laden and his successor, Ayman...Full Story
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