Saturday November 14th 2020
He is blamed for two attacks on US embassies, in which hundreds of people died and thousands were injured. Now it’s getting public: Israeli agents killed al-Qaeda deputy al-Masri in Tehran as early as August.
According to a report in the New York Times, the deputy leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network was killed during an Israeli secret service operation in Iran. Al-Qaeda deputy Abu Muhammad al-Masri was shot dead in August by two Israeli agents in Tehran at the instigation of the USA, the newspaper reported, citing secret service officials. Al-Masri was believed to be a possible successor to Al-Qaeda leader Aiman al-Zawahiri.
Al-Masri, whose real name was Abdullah Achmed Abdullah, is blamed for the deadly bomb attacks on US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, in which 224 people were killed and more than 5,000 others were injured. The US had him on its list of Most Wanted Terrorists and had offered a $ 10 million reward for tips on his capture. That is the equivalent of around 9.3 million euros.
Al-Masri’s daughter Miriam, the widow of the son of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was also killed during the secret service operation, which allegedly took place on August 7th on the anniversary of the embassy attacks. The two agents shot al-Masri from a motorcycle. What is unusual is that Israel and the United States as well as Iran and Al Qaeda have kept the matter under wraps for so long, according to the New York Times.