Israel: Israeli agents killed in Iran Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah one of al-Qaeda leaders linked to 1998 attacks
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was also known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was considered first in line to take over al-Qaeda* after its current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The killing of al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was kept in secret until now. He was accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa and then killed in Iran in August by Israeli agents acting on the orders of the United States, the New York Times reported, citing intelligence officials.
He was also ranked seventh among the 170 founders of the organization on the list of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists. The terrorist leader in the United States has been charged with carrying out bombings at African embassies in the 1990s.
It was unclear if there was any role of the United States in the killing of the Egyptian-born militant, which occurred on August 7.