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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Al - Qaeda Operative Either Killed Himself Accidentally or was Blown Up

We were reading reports of an explosion in Spalga village in the mountains and this is the latest Dawn report.

PESHAWAR: In the first drone strikes since the Pakistan military began its operation in South Waziristan a top al-Qaeda operative Abu Al-Masri is reported to have been killed in a strike from a US unmanned aircraft.

However, conflicting reports earlier suggested that Al-Masri may have been killed preparing suicide jackets in the village of Spalga.

Known as Mustafa Al-Yazid, he was urported to have links with Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi, whom US authorities arrested in an alleged plot to use homemade backpack bombs, he served three years in an Egyptian prison, in the 1980s, for supposed links to the group responsible for the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

Rest assured, if the operative has been killed, the US will claim the credit - even if he did accidentally blow himself up while tending to the suicide vests he produced.

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