Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday the United States “martyred” the al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday killed two senior commanders with an al-Qaida-linked group, sources said.
There was no immediate confirmation of his death from al-Qaida.
The U.S.-Taliban accord, signed in February, was meant to allow for American troops to gradually leave Afghanistan.
Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty.
The contacts between the shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, and the al-Qaida operative were discovered on the shooter's phone.
Al-Qaida suggested in a statement Tuesday that non-Muslims use their time in quarantine to learn about Islam.
Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nourihad shot and killed a lieutenant and an officer with the Fallujah Police Directorate in 2006.
Qassim al-Rimi is believed to have died as a result of the attack but his death has not been confirmed.
Asim was the head of Al-Qaida operations in South Asia.