A senior al Qaeda leader was killed during a US drone strike Thursday in Pakistan, according to two of the country's intelligence leaders who reported to CNN Sunday.
Sheik Khalid bin Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, was killed when missiles hit his house near Mir Ali, a town in a tribal region near the Afghan border, according to Fox News.
Al-Kuwaiti replaced Abu Yahya al-Libi, al Qaeda's second in command, earlier this year after he was killed in a US drone in North Waziristan in June, according to CNN. Fox reports that al-Kuwaiti was a lesser-known leader who was not on the US State Department's list of most-wanted terrorists, as al-Libi had been.
CNN reports that another suspected drone hit a hideout in the village of Tabbi in North Waziristan Sunday, killing four militants.