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. gung hoe

    I hate posting with this dam phone

    August 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Thru 25yrs of marriage i have almost come to understand that banasy

    August 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    SOOoooO Please banasy you had mentioned to different ways Please love divulge your nastieness I think i seen some of it yesterday with old ken

    August 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    What banasy are the two ways i think i seen one with ken

    August 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Hey LOSTINYOUROWNREALITY Very good post I tried to post almost the same thing got blocked But i would like to add that if it was up to obama and his cronies BIN LADEN would not have been caught because obama was screeming about how we was interogating the prisoners But it was those same methods that enabled the seals to kill binladen And enabled obama to stand before the nation and take the credit With the information that G W BUSH acquired

    August 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Is hard to figure if pakistan is friend or foe

    August 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Join us on this planet

    Bush had no interest in bin Laden. He said he didn't even think about him that much. Bin Laden was useful to Bush as a tool to whip up fear. Obama ordered the increased surveillance on al-Qaeda assets to try to find the top leaders. He ordered the mission that killed bin Laden. That's what leaders do. Bush did nothing but dance like a puppet.

    August 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Join us on this planet

    Pakistan is no friend of ours. Except when they're taking our military assistance money.

    August 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Sure they are not. They just collaborated with us in driving out the soviets. And then we left them in the lurch so that Afghanistan could become breeding ground for militancy. These very same terrorists were called 'freedom fighters' by us when they fought the Soviets.
      And Pakistan military is fighting with us in this war, killing and getting killed. More Pakistan Army personnel have been killed than of any other nation. An estimated 30 thousand Pakistani civilians have been killed in the this last decade of military intervention.
      A segment of their military intelligence has always been accused of having ties to the Talibans. But by & large their Army has been with us in this fight.
      That region is now almost been over run by intelligence agencies & spies from all over. Indian 'Raw', Israeli 'Mossad', our own & British, Iranian, Russion. You name it. All playing their own game.

      August 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Swetha

    I am urging UN to bomb whole Pakistan at a time to kill all those terrorists ..... Why all waiting.. Laden found in pak nd now number 2 also found there...

    They are taking all countries money as aid and supporting terrorism....

    August 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      The Pakistan-Afghan border, in fact there has been no well defined or guarded border historically, is the most porous in the world. There is a range of mountains and rugged terrirtory hundreds of miles long which is impossible to patrol or guard.
      If one studies the historical background one would know that traditionally the trade routes have been obscure between these two countries people coming in or going out mostly thru mountain passes or little surveyed passages. These are the conduits used also by criminals on the run, smugglers etc. Ask those of our commanders on the ground there or those who know the terrain & they would tell you that it is well nigh impossible to check this traffic and terrorists on the run have been using this terrain to their advantage.
      People of Pakistan, Afghanistan or Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 attacks. In fact tens of thousands innocent civilians in these countries have been killed since we invaded Iraq & Afghanistan and are still suffering.
      Sure its easy for you & folks like you to say " bomb the entire people' or " nuke them' and such but do you know the horrors of decimating entire populations with living and breathing men, women & children like you & yours.

      August 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Not me @ 5:28.
    It *is* an interesting statement.

    August 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. michaelfury

    Get this guy yet?

    August 28, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. jj

    Oh gimme a break! if it werent for bush this piece of crap would still be alive! WMD's remember those? bet you dont remember how saddam killed his own people with em! strange how people forget this!

    August 28, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT (elf slayer & 15th level human warrior )

    how do we even know these are real people? they could just be a picture of some body...

    August 28, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. IRENE

    Im doin a #2 right now. It looks like a 6 wiper 4 flusher

    August 28, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT (warp reactor tech)

    lol!!!! i had mexican fajita's last night... i think i gotta go take a big obama.. then wipe my behind...

    August 28, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
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