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Mohammed Atef killed

Counterterrorism strike

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Acting AgencyU.S. Air Force, CIA
LocationNear Kabul, Afghanistan
Time Nov. 14, 20011
KilledMohammed Atef (Primary Target) 1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableU.S. Air Force fighters and a CIA Predator drone struck a suspected al-Qaeda meeting site, killing al-Qaeda operations chief Mohammed Atef and others. It was the largest success of the war to date.

Found in the wreckage of the building were martyrdom videos of Ramzi Binalshibh and Abderraouf Jdey.1,3
 
 
Sources
1Lumpkin, John. 'Top bin Laden aide killed by airstrike.' The Associated Press: Nov. 16, 2001.
2Strike was within a day of Nov. 14, 2001, officials said.
3The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
 
 
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