Fat Lady Sings for Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed
Old news but new announcement with name attached.
Al Qaeda announced the death of Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed, a longtime senior jihadist leader and military commander, who was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan sometime in the spring of 2012. El Sayed, who is also known as Abu Saleh al Masri, was a member of al Qaeda since the early 1990s, and served in multiple jihadist theaters, including in Italy. He commanded al Qaeda forces along the Afghan-Pakistan border before being killed along with his son.
According to el Sayed's martyrdom statement, he was killed along with his son, Saleh, sometime "in Rajab 1433H [May-June 2012] via the bombing of an unmanned drone." Saleh, who was born sometime in 1993, was either 18 or 19 when killed.
Saleh had "accompanied his father in the fighting fronts and did jihad with him until Allah fated that he go with him, so he was bombed along with his father and martyred beside him."
The date and location of the strike that killed el Sayed and his son was not provided in the biography. The US carried out 11 drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan in the months of May and June 2012.
Posted by: Glenmore 2013-02-06