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Top Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

June 03, 2010

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Local people said that along with Dawsari, Omar Khaitab, two other tribesmen and an Afghan national were killed in the attack. — Photo by AP.
PESHAWAR A jihadi group announced on Wednesday that top Al Qaeda operative Osama bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Damjan Al-Dawsari had been killed in a drone attack in Nezai Narray near Angoor Adda in South Waziristan.

Al-Fajr Media Centre, run by a jihadi group, had earlier reported the death of Al Qaeda's third-ranking leader Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid in a drone attack in Laand Mohammadkhel area of North Waziristan on May 18.

Dawsari was reportedly killed when he was attending a meeting in the house of Omar Khaitab, a close associate of militant commander Maulvi Nazir.

Local people said that Khaitab, two other tribesmen and an Afghan national were killed in the attack.—Bureau