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Al-Qaeda’s number two man, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, has been reportedly killed in a drone strike in the vicinity of Idlib, Syria, according to reports.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged militants to kidnap Westerners and swap them for extremist [jihadi] prisoners, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
Thirty agents linked to the terrorist group al-Qaeda have been apprehended across Iran over the past month, says the country’s deputy intelligence minister.