Top Al-Qaeda Bomb Maker Did NOT Die In Drone Strike: Top Yemeni Official

Top Al Qaeda bomb maker did NOT die in drone strike, claim Yemenis after body search (Daily Mail, Oct. 3, 2011):

Al Qaeda’s top bomb maker in Yemen did not die in a drone strike on a convoy, a top Yemeni official said today, dashing American hopes that the attack might have killed a trio of top terrorists.

The U.S. drone strike on Friday killed U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and an American propagandist, Samir Khan, who published a slick English-language web magazine that spouted al Qaeda’s anti-Western ideology.

U.S. intelligence officials had said it appeared that bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri was among the dead.

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