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Al-Qaeda's top leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri hideaway in FATA. Said US Adviser - 0 views

    The Al-Qaeda's top leaders, as well as its new chief after Bin Laden Egyptian National Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri, keep on to "hideaway" in Pakistan's tribal areas, adjoining to Pak-Afghan Border, U.S. President Barrack Obama's top counterterrorism counselor said vowing to carry them to justice like Late Osama bin Laden.
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BBC NEWS | Africa | Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' - 0 views

  • US special forces carried out the attack early on Monday Washington time.
  • The official said the operation had been "successful" and he believed Nabhan was dead.
  • the body believed to be Nabhan's had been taken into custody.
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  • A French military spokesman denied his country's forces were involved.

    The reason for the confusion over the identity of the troops was not immediately clear.

  • the attack had been carried out by helicopter.
  • The earlier reports said the troops wore uniforms with French insignia, and had attacked a vehicle carrying Islamists from the al-Shabab group.
  • Kenyan-born Nabhan is suspected of bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya and a failed attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002.
  • Some reports say he is also linked to two attacks on US embassies in the region in 1998.
  • Monday's assault comes several weeks after a French security adviser held by militants in Mogadishu managed to get free. A colleague seized at the same time remains in captivity.
  • Somalia has not had a functioning central government since 1991.
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