Breaking: Al Qaeda number two, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, killed in drone strike in Syria

Breaking: Al Qaeda number two, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, killed in drone strike in Syria
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[Ed. – Burning in hell as we speak]

Al-Qaeda’s number two Abu al-Khayr al-Masri has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, it is being reported.

Also known as Ahmad Hasan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, he served as a deputy to the terror group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The 59-year-old Egyptian’s death was reported by a number of experts on Syria and terrorism, including Charles Lister of the Middle East Institute.

Photos and video posted on social media suggested he was targeted by a drone as he travelled in a car on Sunday.

Pictures show a Kia car on the side of a road with a massive hole in its roof, with footage showing the difficult removal of a body from the vehicle’s demolished interior.

Two people were said to have been killed in the drone attack in al-Mastouma in Syria’s northern Idlib province.

Abu Khayr al-Masri, who was reportedly married to a daughter of Osama bin Laden, was allegedly responsible for a number of terror attacks, including the bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

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