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US, Israel worked together to track and kill al Qaeda No. 2

November 15, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Four current and former U.S. officials said Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaida’s

Iran denies al Qaeda commander was killed within its borders

November 15, 2020
Iran Saturday denied reports that an al Qaeda commander who masterminded the 1998 US embassy bombings was gunned down within its borders. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was allegedly killed on Aug. 7 by Israeli operatives working on behalf of the United States, according to reports. Iran has claimed that no

Israeli operatives killed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader in Iran in August: report

November 14, 2020
Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israeli operatives acting at the behest of the United States, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing intelligence officials. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu