According to Twitter reports, Arab news outlets are reporting that Al Qaeda deputy leader Abu Khayr al-Masri was killed Sunday evening in a US drone strike in Idlib, Syria.
Al Qaeda deputy leader Abu Khayr Al Masri reportedly killed in US drone strike in Idlib, Syria – Arab media reporting pic.twitter.com/hTyhBJUFrP
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According to British paper The Mirror, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was the deputy to the terror group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The 59-year-old Egyptian was reportedly married to a daughter of Osama bin Laden. He was allegedly responsible for a number of terror attacks, including the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Early reports indicate he was targeted by a drone as he travelled in a car on Sunday.
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