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Abu Hamza Rabia killed

Possible Counterterrorism strike1

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
MeansMissile strike
LocationMir Ali, North Waziristan, Pakistan
Time Nov. 30, 2005
KilledAbu Hamza Rabia (Primary Target)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
PossibleIt is unclear how Rabia, a senior al-Qaeda figure, came to die. Pakistan's information minister said Rabia died while working with explosives, suggesting an accident; some residents near the explosion site claimed to have seen a drone fire a missile at the site, suggesting a CIA Predator strike.

The blast killed five and injured two.1
 
 
Sources
1"Al-Qaeda's No. 3 dead, but how?" CNN: Dec. 4, 2005.
 
 
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