Number 2 in the Al Qaeda terrorist nebula was secretly assassinated in Iran in August, claims the New York Times. He was indicted in the United States for attacks perpetrated against American embassies in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya in 1998,
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the list of most wanted terrorists by the US Federal Police (FBI), was “shot and killed in the streets of Tehran by two murderers on motorcycles,” US intelligence officials confirmed daily New Yorker. The killers, who shot the victim’s car in the Iranian capital, also shot dead his daughter, Miriam, widow of one of the sons of Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda in the 1990s.
224 dead and more than 5,000 injured in 1998
The assassination, allegedly committed by Israeli agents on behalf of the United States, occurred on August 7, the anniversary of the attacks on the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, in which was involved Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah according to American justice. These attacks left 224 dead and more than 5,000 injured in 1998.
The US federal police were offering a $ 10 million (approximately € 8.7 million) reward for any information leading to the capture of this leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah called himself in combat Abou Mohammed al-Masri. He was, among terrorists not detained in the United States or with one of its allies, “the most experienced and the most able to organize strategic operations”, according to 2008 documents from the American counterterrorism center , cited by the New York Times.
“The trap of Hollywood scenarios”
Iranian authorities have not officially recognized the death of the terrorist, who had been in the country since 2003, according to the newspaper. On the contrary, it is a “fabricated information”, declared this Saturday the Iranian ministry of the Foreign affairs. Iran’s enemies, the United States and Israel, “are trying to blame the criminal acts of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in the region and link Iran to these groups through lies and fabricated information leaks to the media, ”Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
The United States and “its allies in the region” created Al-Qaeda through their “bad policies”, he added, advising the American media “not to fall into the trap of the Hollywood scenarios of American officials and Zionists ”. The United States accused Iran of harboring members of al-Qaeda and allowing them to pass through its territory in 2016, which Iran denies.
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