August 27th, 2011
03:29 PM ET

Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in Pakistan, U.S. says

Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Atiya Abdul Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a U.S. official said Saturday.

The official would not discuss the circumstances behind his death, but did say Rahman is a key loss for al Qaeda.

- CNN'S Pam Benson and Reza Sayah contributed to this report.

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  1. travis

    And yet another terrorist finding refuge in Pakistan. Cut off all funding to Pakistan immediately and fund civil projects and job creation here at home!

    August 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    My guess he was within 50 kil of where binladen bit the golden bullett

    August 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dirk Waldon

    Damn it Man! President Obama is taking care of business even while on vacation. This Man is doing more while on holiday than both daddy and sonny boy BUSH. I guess he's earning his 'Captain America's shield and still fighting Hitler's crew still left here on the planet, huh.

    August 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lostinyourownreality

      Sorry to break the truth to you but the president (Obama) is not the reason we are cracking down on the base of the terrorist network. This is all being driven by years of leads built over a very long time. And it all started with Bush. Give the proper credit wher it's due...this type of thing does not occur overnight...and it's not because of some magical wand that the current president has waved. The US Military still has many of the same individuals that have served since before the beginning of both these wars and they are the reason we are making this headway....the President only gets his briefs...remember the picture of the war room that was taken during the Bin Laden take down....who was in the center seat...not the was a USAF General.

      August 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hmm

    unfortunally we have to fund a Pakistani government that will not do much on the war on terror. Maybe we just should let go a nation with nuclear weapons...Maybe Pakinstan should fall to the taliban and to the extremist, let then get a hold of the nuclear weapons they have, yeah lets dont fund Pakistan.

    August 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Hey travis Hey bud im all about your post Except the funding of jobs The money that was used to fund jobs by the obama administration proofed to be very costly heard reports of jobs that paid 75000 a year costing the government 800000 to set up And it dont matter whether its republicans or democrats

    August 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @outalimit

    You killed the so called # 1 recently, and in no time he was replaced, this time will be the same! Going around killing those oposed to Uncle sam's relentless paving of the way for the EU will not work in the long run.

    August 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Hello, gung hoe.

    August 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    Travis if it was up to obama we wouldnt know about bin ladens courier

    August 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Hey banasy Enjoying this beautiful late summer weather

    August 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Wow banasy you were giving it to some guy named ken yesterday oooohhhh the wrath of a woman

    August 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Guess nobody wants to talk to or at or yell or scream at or with me

    August 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. teefire

    The war on terrorism is almost won!....the Obama administration is doing a great kick ass of job knocking off the crazy al qaeda idiots!!!

    August 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. teefire

    The war on terrorism is almost won!....the Obama administration is doing a great kick ass of a job knocking off the crazy al qaeda idiots!!!

    August 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the prophet

    Listen no war on Terrorism is won till we understand who is really sanding them to do job!!! Good luck on any wish where the truth is obscure!!

    August 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    There's two theories about arguing with a woman, neither one works.

    August 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
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