Senior Al-Qaeda figures Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam and his lieutenant Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan were reportedly killed in a U.S air strike several days ago in South Waziristan.
Malaysia has released senior Jemaah Islamiyah figure and Al-Qaeda activist Yazid Sufaat, who was detained for several years for his involvement in Al-Qaeda terror activity, including the 9/11 attacks.
Lashker-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi, accused of masterminding the Mumbai terror attacks, was arrested by Pakistani security forces during a crackdown in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Al-Qaeda's chemical weapons expert, Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar AKA Abu Khabab al-Masri, was killed in a US missile strike in south Waziristan which left at least six people dead.
The Department of Defense announced last week that charges have been filed against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani for his alleged role in the Africa Embassy bombings (August 1998) and other activities within Al Qaeda.
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