Al Qaeda number two involved with Iran is Assassinated

August 27, 2011
The number two leader of al Qaeda, Atiyah abd al-Rahman, was killed on August 22 in Pakistan, a senior U.S. official told Reuters
…Terror News Briefs: The U.S. Treasury Department accused the Iranian government of sponsoring al Qaeda. Treasury designated six al Qaeda terrorists and reported that they are working for a network headquartered in Iran. This al Qaeda network is “headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, a prominent Iran-based al Qaeda facilitator, operating under an agreement between al Qaeda and the Iranian government.” …Atiyah Abd al Rahman was designated by treasury. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Rahman was al Qaeda’s “operations chief” and was working with bin Laden to assemble a terrorist cell capable of hitting America on the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. According to the Journal, the intelligence tying Rahman to the plot was found in communications recovered during the May 2 U.S. raid on bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

….So why is it that we can’t finish the job with Iran?