[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.