No, It’s Not Surprising That Abu Muhammad al-Masri Was Living in Iran

The Islamic Republic and al-Qaeda have a long history of cooperation.

In 2005, Abu Muhammad al-Masri (left) attended the wedding of Hamza bin Laden (center) to his daughter in Iran.  

On August 7, Israeli operatives, acting at the behest of American officials, gunned down the deputy emir of al-Qaeda in a well-to-do suburb of Tehran, Iran. The al-Qaeda leader, a veteran jihadist known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, had been want…

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