Although not publicly acknowledged by the US, Iran, Israel or Al-Qaeda, the New York Times reported that the Master planner of the Qaeda terrorist group was killed in Iran in August.
According to the Friday’s report, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists, was shot and killed in Tehran by two Israeli operatives on a motorcycle at the behest of the United States.
The attack, which took place on August 7 on the anniversary of the Africa bombings, has not been publicly acknowledged by the US, Iran, Israel or Al-Qaeda.
The senior Qaeda leader, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was killed along with his daughter, Miriam, the widow of Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden, the Times said.
Meanwhile, the US federal authorities had offered a $10 million reward for any information leading to his capture.
Abdullah was the “most experienced and capable operational planner not in US or allied custody,” according to a highly classified document provided by the US National Counterterrorism Center in 2008, according to the Times.
The renowned terrorist was in 1998, indicted for bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in the same year, which left 224 people dead and more than 5,000 injured.