A senior Obama administration official says al-Qaida No. 2 leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan.
Al-Rahman was a Libyan national who was considered al-Qaida’s operational leader before rising to the No. 2 spot following Osama bin Laden’s death in May.
Al-Rahman was reportedly killed in Waziristan on August 22, the same day as a reported drone strike in that region. So put two and two together.