Via The Telegraph UK
For a decade, he had masterminded terror attacks against the West; plotting mass death and destruction on such targets as a Manchester shopping centre and the London Underground from his hideaway in a remote and lawless region of Pakistan.
On Saturday, the authorities finally caught up with Adnan Shukrijumah, al-Qaeda’s chief of global operations who had a $5 million (£3.2 million) bounty on his head. Shukrijumah, 39, died in a raid by Pakistan military on a compound in South Waziristan tribal area. He had been hunted down and killed.
US authorities had him on their most wanted list since 2010, while the justice department had charged him with ordering an attack on the New York subway. The same indictment links him to a plot to blow up shopping centres in Manchester, while he has also been implicated in attacks on the London Underground and to trains in Norway.
Shukrijumah’s role in al-Qaeda was to choose the targets and then recruit the terrorists to carry them out. The attacks on New York, London and Manchester were thankfully thwarted.
Confirmation of his death came from a Pakistan senior army officer. “The al-Qaeda leader, who was killed by the Pakistan army in a successful operation, is the same person who had been indicted in the United Stated,” he said.
I would love to see a current picture of this bad guy...