Somalia Says Another Al-Qaida Suspect is Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
is calling it another "significant blow to al-Qaida."

Somalia says its security forces have killed the man who
masterminded the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Fazul

Abdullah Mohammed topped the FBI's most wanted list for nearly 13
years, and had a $5 million bounty on his head for allegedly
planning the 1998 bombings that killed 224 people in Nairobi and
Dar es Salaam. There were 12 Americans among the victims, most of
whom were African.

On a visit to Tanzania today, Clinton called it a "just end for
a terrorist" who had brought "death and pain to so many

Officials say Somali forces killed Mohammed in a gunfight at a
government checkpoint in Mogadishu on Tuesday, but didn't
immediately realize they had shot the most wanted man in East
Africa. He was identified after the body was compared with
photographs of the suspect and DNA collected.

Somalia's information minister says Mohammed was carrying
sophisticated weapons, maps, other operational materials as well as
tens of thousands of dollars when he was killed.

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  • by steve Location: tall on Jun 11, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    I am not even going to read this article. This guy is old news. There is a whole new generation of leaders we don't even know about. They think differently than us, they don't 'grandfather in' old leaders, they stay current on the hottest person. But just like us, they retain the mentality of a figurehead.
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