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High-Ranking al-Qaida Member Said Killed

One of the men killed in Pakistan’s largest-ever offensive against al-Qaida appears to have been a high-ranking member of the terror network, a Pakistani official said Wednesday. Eight al-Qaida suspects were killed and 18 were captured in the Oct. 2 shootout with army troops in South Waziristan, a tribal region along the border with Afghanistan. Two Pakistani soldiers also died. “There is a probability which I cannot confirm that a man among those killed was one who has a reward on his head,” Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said at a news conference in Islamabad. “He was among the top 10 or 15 people in al-Qaida.” Ahmed declined to provide further details. Full Story

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