20 Apr '15, 10pm

Jihadists claim wanted al Qaeda operative killed in Syria

Jihadists claim wanted al Qaeda operative killed in Syria

Jihadists on Twitter are claiming that a Saudi al Qaeda operative named Adel Radi Saker al Wahabi al Harbi was recently killed in Syria. The US Treasury Department designated al Harbi as a terrorist in October 2012, saying that he was “a key member of an al Qaeda network operating in Iran” at the time. The State Department offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his location. According to several well-connected jihadists on social media, however, al Harbi relocated to Syria. Al Harbi’s alleged death has not been confirmed by any official sources. Neither al Qaeda, nor the Al Nusrah Front, its official branch in Syria, has publicly commented on the reports of his demise. Jihadists first claimed on April 16 that al Harbi had been killed. The details of his reported death are murky. One of the jihadists commenting on al Harbi’s “martyrdom” is an al Qaeda suppor...

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