August 27th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

U.S. official: Al Qaeda's No. 2 has been killed

From Pam Benson, CNN Senior National Security Producer

Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Atiya Abdul Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a U.S. official said Saturday.

The official would not discuss the circumstances behind his death, but did say Rahman is a key loss for al Qaeda FULL POST


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