Al-Qaida top leader killed

13:39, June 01, 2010      

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<center class="t091105">Al Qaeda's No. 3 leader Mustafa Abu Yazid. (Xinhua/AFP File photo)

Al-Qaida announced that one of its top leaders, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, has been killed, an anti-terror group reported on its website Tuesday.

SITE Intelligence Group reported on its webpage that Yazid served as the general head of al-Qaida in Afghanistan until his death.

It said that Yazid's wife, three of his daughters, his granddaughter, other men, women and children, were also killed.

The report, however, failed to disclose where, when and how Yazid was killed.

Other media reports said the al-Qaida chief was killed a number of weeks ago by U.S. unmanned aircraft in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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