WASHINGTON - A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, NBC News said in a report citing al-Qaeda web forums and US officials.
Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, aka Abu-Zaid al Kuwaiti, was killed in Pakistan while eating breakfast, according to the accounts.
The news was first announced on an al Qaeda web forum early Friday. "We celebrate to you the news of the martyrdom of the working scholar Shaykh Khalid al-Hussainan (Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti) while eating his Suhoor (dawn time) meal, and we ask Allah to accept him in paradise," a post said.
In recent years, al-Hussainan was seen in numerous al Qaeda videos offering religious training to the group's operatives.