Al Qaeda decline hard to reverse after Bin Laden killing: U.S.

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 31-07-2012-05-2008


Video frame grab of Osama bin Laden videos released by the PentagonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden's death sent al Qaeda into a decline that will be hard to reverse, the United States said on Tuesday in a report that found terrorist attacks last year fell to their lowest level since 2005. Describing 2011 as a "landmark year," the United States said other top al Qaeda members killed last year included Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, reportedly the militant organization's No. 2 figure after bin Laden's death, and Anwar al-Awlaki, who led its lethal affiliate in Yemen. …

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