One of FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorists' confirmed dead

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/10/24/alqaeda.operative/index.html

    One of FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorists' confirmed dead
    From Henry Schuster
    CNN


    (CNN) -- An al Qaeda operative wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings was killed in April in Pakistan, American officials have confirmed.

    Pakistani officials had said that Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah was killed in North Waziristan during an airstrike by Pakistani forces near the border with Afghanistan.

    DNA testing confirmed the Pakistani government's claim, U.S. officials said, and Atwah's name was removed from the FBI's list of Most Wanted Terrorists.

    Atwah, 42, was born in Egypt. He was indicted in connection with al Qaeda's suicide bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The attacks killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.

    There was a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.

    Atwah, who also went by the alias Abdel Rahman al-Muhajer, had been a member of al Qaeda since at least 1990 and provided explosives training in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan, according to his indictment.

    The indictment also charged that Atwah had been part of an al Qaeda cell operating in Somalia in the early 1990s that provided training to Somali tribesmen who attacked U.S. forces in that country.
     
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    1 less suicide bomber in the world that didnt reach his goal.:ali:
     
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    Somewhere recently I read that there's been a lot of concerned "chatter" going on among the terrorist networks about the number of their leaders who have been killed as a result of the WOT. We must be doing something right to arouse such concern.
     

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