"Saleh al-Somali was a member of al-Qaida's senior leadership, said the official, and "probably responsible" for planning and executing attacks in the U.S. and Europe.
Al-Somali was killed when two missiles fired from a Predator drone struck his car as he and another man left a home, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
While al-Somali was a senior official, he was not al-Qaida's No. 3 leader after Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The strike marks the first time coalition forces killed a top al-Qaida figure in almost a year."
May the Lord have mercy on his miserable soul.