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BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Care2 Causes

BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Care2 Causes

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Al Qaeda’s weapons chief, has been killed in Pakistan, according to a report from a senior US official. The BBC reports that Abd al-Rahman was killed on August 22 in the “volatile” Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan. The official did not say how Abd al-Rahman — said to be number two on a list of the five top militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan that the US has wanted to capture or kill — was killed, but a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan on August 22. Abd al-Rahman is believed to have been in his 30s and was a close confident of Osama Bin Laden, who US special forces killed in May in Pakistan. More about Abd al-Rahman from the BBC : Abd al-Rahman joined Bin Laden in Afghanistan as a teenager in the 1980s. He later gained a reputation within al-Qaeda as an explosives expert and Islamic scholar. He retreated with Bin Laden to the Afghanis...

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