The U.S. and Israel worked together to hunt down and assassinate a top al-Qaida terrorist in Iran earlier this year, according to The Associated Press.
Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaida’s second-in-command, was shot and killed on Aug. 7 by an elite unit within the Israeli government’s spy organization called Mossad, the AP reported.
The Israeli forces were reportedly acting upon American intelligence as to al-Masri’s location and his alias.
The terrorist’s daughter, Maryam, was also killed in the operation, the AP reported.
#AlQaeda’s second-in-command, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, was killed in Iran in August by #Israeli operatives , the New York Times reported on Friday, citing intelligence officials. https://t.co/tj02WcSb2j pic.twitter.com/3MBzOSZsM8
— Arab News (@arabnews) November 14, 2020
Al-Masri’s daughter was the widow of Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, and U.S. authorities believed her to be a potential terror threat.
Al-Masri was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for the murder of U.S. nationals, attacks on federal facilities and conspiracy to dismantle America’s defense forces, among other charges.
He appears on the bureau’s website under the name Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, but “Abu Mohamed Al-Masri” is listed as an alias.
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