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Al Qaeda Operative Muhsin al-Fadhli Killed in Air Strike: Pentagon

Al Fadhli is one of the trusted aides who got an early notification of the September 11 attack on World Trade Centre.

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A long-time al Qaeda operative and key figure in the Khorasan Group, Muhsin al-Fadhli, was killed in a US air strike while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria, on July 8, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

Al-Fadhli “was a senior al Qaeda facilitator who was among the few trusted al Qaeda leaders that received advanced notification of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks,” Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in the statement.

Al-Fadhli had been targeted in a US air strike in September 2014, and some US officials said then they believed he had been killed but others said it could not be confirmed.

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