Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command has been gunned down
AL-QAEDA’S second-in-command who masterminded embassy bombings has reportedly been killed
by Israeli agents on orders from the US.
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, is said to have been shot dead along
with his daughter by two hitmen on a motorcycle in Tehran, Iran, in August
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The terrorist warlord was behind the devastating attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that
killed more than 224 people and injured thousands more in 1998.
He was reportedly killed by Israeli agents who were working on the orders of US officials,
reports the New York Times.
Al-Masri was seen as a likely successor to Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s current boss who took over after
the US killed Osama bin Laden.
It is reported US authorities had been tracking al-Masri and other al-Qaeda fighters hiding in Iran for several
He was reportedly killed alongside his 27-year-old daughter Miriam, who was the widow of Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden.
Al-Masri is believed to have mentored Hamza, who was killed by the US last September.
It was reported the terrorist had been in Iran’s “custody” since 2003 but had been living freely in a posh suburb
of Tehran since 2015.