Senior Al-Quaida Suspect Killed?

January 10, 2007

Government officials in Washington say they have no reason to believe that Fazul Abdullah Mohamed, a top target for the past eight years, is dead.

The report came after U.S forces apparently launched a third day of airstrikes in southern Somalia.

Fazul, supposedly killed in the airstrike Monday, was wanted for allegedly planning the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The bombing killed 225 people which caused a $5 million bounty to be put on his head.

U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said the U.S. military assault was based on credible evidence but he would not confirm any details of the airstrikes, or if any specific members of al-Quaida had been killed.

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