Al-Qaida Planner Dies

(MSNBC) “Senior al-Qaida planner Abu Obeidaal-Masri, believed to be a key figure in the 2005 London subway and bus bombings and a foiled 2006 plot to blow up commercial airliners, has died of hepatitis, intelligence sources told NBC News on Wednesday. ‘Al-Qaida held off on announcing his death hoping they could claim he had died in a martyrdom operation but none materialized, sources said. The [Al-Qaida] networks third-in-command died a few months ago in Pakistan, and he had already been replaced by another Egyptian, Sheikh Sayedal-Masri.”[View article]

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