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Al-Qaida: No. 3 official killed


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Al-Qaida announced Monday that its No.

3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family — perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al- Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike.

A statement posted on an al- Qaida Website said al-Yazid, which it described as the organization's top commander in Afghanistan, was killed along with his wife, three daughters, a grandchild and other men, women and children but did not say how or where.

The statement did not give...

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