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Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, the second AL Qaida leader was assassinated by Israeli Mossad agents three months ago when he called the United States about the deadly 1998 embassy attacks.
The killing occurred in such a netherworld of geopolitical intrigue and counterterrorism spycraft that the death of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Muhammad al-Masri, had been rumored but never confirmed until now. https://t.co/I98rnT5nj5
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) November 14, 2020
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was killed by two motorcyclists on August 7 in the streets of Tehran, according to the New York Times.
Al-Masri, one of the main founders of Al Qaeda, was on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists.
He was accused of bombing US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in the United States in August 1998, killing more than 200 people and injuring hundreds.
The FBI offered a reward of $ 10 million that resulted in the capture of al-Masri. He was still on the agency’s wanted list until Friday.
In a high-ranking document from the United States National Counterterrorism Center in 2008, al-Masri was described as “the most experienced and competent operational planner, not in the custody of the United States or the Allies”.
Four sources told The Times that al-Masri was killed by Israeli militants at the behest of the United States.
Al-Masri’s death has been the subject of rumors to date and Al-Qaeda has not publicly announced his death. The Times reports that Iranian officials covered up his assassination.
The terrorist is said to be around 58 years old and one of the next to lead Al Qaeda.
The FBI wanted a poster for al-Masri said the man had many different aliases.
Al-Masri was said to have fled Kenya for Pakistan on August 6, 1998, just a day before the massively fatal attack.
The FBI has warned that al-Masri should be viewed as armed and dangerous.
According to the Times, US intelligence officials had been in “custody” in Iran since 2003.
Officials said he had been living freely in an area of Tehran since at least 2015.
He is said to have returned by car with his daughter on August 7 when he and his daughter, the widow of Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden, were killed.
Al-Masri’s death came this summer amid growing tensions between Iran and the United States.
Several terrorism experts have said, the news agency noted, that Iran may allow Al Qaeda officials to stay in Tehran to ensure the group does not conduct any operations in the country.
Some US counterterrorism experts have suggested that Iran may allow extremists to stay in the country to conduct operations against the United States.
Al-Qaeda brought under control the attacks of September 11 which killed 3,000 people immediately after their deaths.
A recently released UN counterterrorism report said the group remains active and resilient despite the rise of Islamic State (IS).