Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed

SITE Intel Group

Al Qaeda’s chief of operations in Pakistan was killed earlier this week in Waziristan, ABC News reports, citing senior administration officials. One official said Abu Hafs al-Shahri “played a key operational and administrative role for the group.” He was in charge of plotting al Qaeda’s anti-U.S. operations in the region and coordinating attacks with the Pakistani Taliban. "This is another blow at the core of al Qaeda in Pakistan," said the official. Several weeks ago a CIA drone killed al Qaeda’s second in command.