Another Al-Qaeda Leader Falls

By David Ignatius - August 28, 2011

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WASHINGTON -- The death of Atiyah Abd al-Rahman in an Aug. 22 drone attack in Pakistan may appear to be just another in the revolving-door fatalities among al-Qaeda's operations chiefs. But it was a crucial blow to the core group that once surrounded Osama bin Laden. Atiyah, as he was known to analysts, was bin Laden's channel to the world. Their correspondence was the most important prize taken...

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