Bin Laden’s Brother In Law; AQ #3 Killed In Airstrike?
Al-Qaida’s number three — a co-founder of the terror network and Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law — has been killed in Pakistan’s border area with Afghanistan, according to a statement attributed to the group that was posted on Islamist websites Monday.
The statement did not say how Shaykh Saeed, whose real name is Shaykh Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid, was killed nor did it identify a successor. Saeed was also al-Qaida’s financial director.
One senior U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity told NBC News that Saeed was killed in an attack by a missile-carrying drone aircraft.