U.S. Drone Strike Kills Another Senior Al Qaeda Leader
A senior al Qaeda commander was killed by a drone strike in North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal area on the border with Afghanistan.
The commander, Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, died after a drone fired several missiles late last week into a house near Mir Ali, a notorious hub of Islamist militancy, one senior official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media…
But the official played down speculation that the militant, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, had been viewed as a likely successor to Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, who is also believed to be sheltering in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region.
Instead, the official said, a militant named Abdur Rehman al-Maghbiri was most likely to be the next leader of Al Qaeda.