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    Al-Qaeda's number two 'killed' in Pakistan

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    US officials say al-Qaeda's second in command has been killed in Pakistan.

    Atiyah Abdul-Rahman is believed to have been killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan on August the 22nd.

    American authorities say his death is highly significant.

    Alleged files recovered from Osama Bin Laden's compound reveal Abdul-Rahman was a key operational figure in the group.

    Al Jazeera speaks to Imtiaz Gul, a political analyst in Islamabad, and an expert on Pakistan's tribal regions.