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Charles Lister Feb 26
HUGE news via source: Al-Qaeda deputy leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri has been killed in a U.S drone strike near Al-Mastoumeh in .
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Charles Lister Feb 26
: The drone strike took place c.7hrs ago & photos/video from scene [unusually] made no mention of the targets:
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Charles Lister Feb 26
: Based on my sources, I confirmed Abu al-Khayr was in in May '16 () alongside other AQ leadership figures.
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Charles Lister Feb 26
: Abu al-Khayr had been released from house arrest in alongside Sayf al-Adel, Abu Mohammed al-Masri & Khaled al-Arouri.
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Charles Lister
: Note that Abu al-Khayr’s death has not yet been confirmed publicly, but it is is being spoken of privately within AQ circles.
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Bosno Sinjić Feb 26
An ex media from HTS told me that they thik hes dead but not officially.
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Charles Lister Feb 26
AQ-linked jihadis now appear to be acknowledging Deputy Leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri’s death in , .
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Charles Lister Feb 26
: Some AQ-linked sources in are now also ID’ing Abu al-Khayr’s real name, as: "Abdullah Mohammed Rajab Abd al-Rahman”
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Paul Cruickshank Feb 26
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Charles Lister Feb 27
Al-Qaeda Deputy Leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was buried earlier today, after yesterday’s drone strike death:
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Charles Lister Feb 27
V. good write-up of AQ Deputy leader Abu al-Khayr’s death in by & With my thoughts:
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محمد رامي #حمص Feb 27
why US drones no one time attacked solimani or hizbollah ?! Because they are their partners
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Charles Lister Feb 27
US officials now confirming strike conducted on AQ Deputy leader, which I reported 22hrs ago. He’s now been buried
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Mike Maynard Feb 27
Awaiting tweetstorm from the Orange One calling this typically underreported story by media.
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Charles Lister Feb 27
Did the US use a new, smaller & “extreme precision” weapon to kill AQ Deputy leader in ? -
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Bosno Sinjić Feb 27
They used a small drone today near Tadmur to support Rebels. I'm not a weapon expert, is this smth new or
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Luke Skipper Feb 27
just unscrew the warhead from a hellfire. SOP for the boys from The Farm.
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Charles Lister Mar 1
US official confirms to that AQ Deputy Leader *was* killed in drone strike. - With my comments:
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Nicolas Grégoire Mar 1
Or simply it didn't detonate and the sheer kinetic energy killed the occupants.
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Charles Lister Mar 2
NEW - Al-Qaeda has confirmed that its global deputy leader, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, was killed in recent U.S. drone strike in , .
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