Report: Top al Qaeda leader killed
A screen shot of a video shows Al-Qaeda's Said al-Shihri on October 6, 2010.
January 23rd, 2013
06:21 AM ET

Report: Top al Qaeda leader killed

By Hakim Almasmari

The deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the most wanted men in Saudi Arabia has been killed, a prominent jihadist announced Tuesday, though officials in the group's home base of Yemen said they had no evidence of his death.

Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, also known as Saeed al-Shahri, died "after a long journey in fighting the Zio-Crusader campaign," jihadist Abdulla bin Muhammad said on his Twitter account. The tweet was reported by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors global terrorism.

It was not clear how al-Azdi died. SITE said media reports indicated he died of injuries incurred in a December drone strike.

The Arabic news network Al-Arabiya reported al-Azdi's death, citing his relatives.

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  2. Jeramy

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    January 31, 2013 at 7:21 am | Reply
  3. Polonel Meagre Jr.

    Glad we have a President who doesn't feeel the neeed to invade Arab countries, while stilll keeeping the U.S. safe from Islamo-terrror.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:08 am | Reply
  4. Lee

    Another jihadist has went on to paradise! Betcha he never expected to go so early even after recruiting and sending ignorant pawns to their deaths with this promise. We should help many of the senior jihadists along to paradise as we can, since that is what they promise to their recruits.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:01 am | Reply
  5. massoud

    The perpetual war on terror = translation: Get groped at the airports go through naked body scanning radiation machines with no 4th amendment rights. Have the NSA collect all E- mails, telephone calls, texts, google searches, debit card and credit card purchases without a warrant or probable cause, the extension of the Patriot act which violates the 1st 4th and 5th amendments. The continuation of the NDAA which suspends habeus corpus and allows the president to use the military to detain American citizens without a charge indefinitely and can rendition you and torture you in a foreign land or kill you without a charge or trial.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Reply
    • Alfred kabura

      The Government is pretty smart when it does what it does just. Stay clear. Out their. Way. and there. Is nothing. To worry. about.

      January 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  6. bonjourno


    January 23, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • Alfred kabura

      They need to poof that they will be working to bring peace to us otherwise they. not deallng wth little boys here.

      January 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  7. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    January 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply
    • John Geheran

      Come on Phunnie boy, we all know by now that you don't like George Patton by the way you keep on trolling him. Can't you stupid Tea Partiers come up with something intelligent to say instead trolling those who can? I guess not!

      January 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  8. OO7°``

    Torture is the next best thing to death for these maggots. And Amnesty International is subversive organization.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • John Geheran

      Is that you again Phunnie boy, posting under the name 007 or not? Either way, you sound like a weak minded, hateful, blood thirsty Tea Partier. Those right-wing politicians in Washington just love to see all this senseless hatred plastered on this web site!

      January 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
      • OO7°``

        I am glad you are not trying to look George Patton some nitwit with your bin laden loving posts phunnie boy.

        January 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm |
  9. Song Writer

    Towels Heads to the left of me........Hajis to my right........Here I am, stuck in the middle with Jew.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • Bibi The Puppet Master Your Master

      We love killing towel heads. . . .but the problem is there are a billion of them and only 3 million of us in israel to take the heat.

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      January 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Reply
      • Mr T

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        January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
      • OO7°``

        "While we're sipping on French wind"

        Wind, as in farts?

        "and eating English break"

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        January 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  10. George Patton

    oh and by the way it was a nice and painful death from injuries incurred from drone attack. very good. now let's all hope our terrorist loving phunnie boy is not counting these injuries towards CIA tortures !!

    January 23, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • John Geheran

      Come on Phunnie boy, we all know by now that you don't like George Patton by the way you keep on trolling him. Can't you stupid Tea Partiers come up with something intelligent to say instead trolling those who can? I guess not!

      January 23, 2013 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Alfred kabura

      Well is his choice he chose death there won't be remorse. for idiots and thefs fall. In that category. to in my opinion.

      January 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  11. George Patton

    good job !!! one more terrorist rat is eating dust. congratulations to all men and women in service !!!

    January 23, 2013 at 10:27 am | Reply
  12. George Patton

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington and another blow to Islam. I bet that there'll be a lot of singing and drinking in the streets of Washington tonight! How revolting this is!!!

    January 23, 2013 at 9:26 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      why not phunni boy why not? Islamist terrorists have messed this world up, no country is safe, so why not just kill 'em all?

      January 23, 2013 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • Kerry

      @the true George Patton above. I feel the same way you do, George. Every time those thugs in Washington have a field day, my stomach turns upside down. Besides, only a sick society rejoices when someone gets murdered like on May 2 ,2011 when the purported Ussama bin Laden was killed in cold blood. He could just as easily have been taken alive but wasn't!

      January 23, 2013 at 10:39 am | Reply
      • Original Kerry

        only Pakistani muslims pronounce Osama Bin Laden as "Ussama bin Laden". Go to hell you terrorist hugging Paki tards.

        January 23, 2013 at 10:48 am |
      • Realistic Robert

        He could have just as easily surrendered but didn't. If you live by the sword you die by the sword. There was no amount of unfairness in the death of bin laden and his body was treated respectfully and in accordance with Muslim law. For the record every society rejoices at the death of there enemies including Muslim societies who parade dead bodies through the street and publicly behead so enjoy life in your glass house D@$k

        January 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm |

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