Jordanian killed in Afghan US drone attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 23:12

Amman: A Jordanian man says his brother, who
was a top al-Qaida bodyguard, was killed in a US drone attack
along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Omar Mahdi Zeidan told The Associated Press that his
brother died last Saturday in one of two American drone
attacks on al-Qaida targets in the Waziristan area.

Zeidan said today that his brother, Mahmoud Mahdi Zeidan,
was also known as Mansur al Shami. He was the bodyguard for
al-Qaida`s No 3, Sheikh Mustafa Abu al-Yazid.
Pakistani officials have said 13 militants were killed in
the drone strikes.

A Jordanian suicide attacker struck a secret CIA base in
Afghanistan in December, killing seven operatives. It was the
worst attack on the US spy agency in decades.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 23:12

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