Al Qaeda Leader, Sheik Khalid Bin Abdel Rehman Al-Hussainan, has been killed in Pakistan after a U.S. drone strike. The drone strike occurred on Thursday in a Pakistan tribal region near the border of Afghanistan. Al-Hussainan was currently the senior leader of the Pakistan Al Qaeda group and the second in overall command. Al-Hussainan become second in command after a U.S. drone strike back in June took out the top leader. The U.S. is hopeful that the loss of one of the leaders will set Al-Qaeda back. Read more below.

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Sheik Khalid bin Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwait, died when missles slammed into his home on Thursday near the North Waziristan tribal area. He was often shown as the religious leader of the group in many videos. Although he was a high rank, he was not listed on the U.S. most wanted list, according to the Huffington Post.