Al Qaeda deputy leader Abu Khayr Al Masri reportedly killed in US drone strike in Idlib, Syria - Arab media reporting. Twitter
Daily Mail: Al-Qaeda's second in command who was close to Osama Bin Laden is killed in US drone strike in Syria
* Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abdulrahman was reportedly killed on Sunday night
* Egyptian-born Abdulrahman was known by nom de guerre Abu al-Khayr al-Masri
* He was reportedly released from an Iranian jail in 2015 and headed for Syria
A senior al-Qaeda leader is thought to have been killed by a US drone strike in Syria's Idlib province.
The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, said Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abdulrahman, who had been deputy to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, was thought to have been killed last night in an attack on a car.
Egyptian-born Abdulrahman, known by his nom de guerre Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, had also been close to Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by a team of US Navy Seals in Pakistan in 2011.
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