Pakistan/United States/Terrorism: senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone attack

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the third-ranking leader in the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, the former financial chief for al-Qaeda, has been killed by a US missile attack in Pakistan, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

According to intelligence officials, Yazid, also known as Sheik Said al-Masri, was killed along with his wife and three children by an unmanned US Predator drone while hiding out in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

US based SITE group which monitors Islamist websites reported that Al-Qaeda has announced the death of Yazid.