Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

April 24, 2015 10:46 AM

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda's media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State.

American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the United States, was killed early this year in a strike on an al Qaeda camp in Pakistan, near the Afghan border, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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