If you haven’t noticed the CIA has exaggerated the importance of these kills for many years. Prior to OBL death there were several #3 kills. After OBL’s death there were several #2 kills. Many of them weren’t even on the most wanted terrorist lists prior to the kill (I checked).
You never here CIA say this guy was #5 or #7 or whatever.
In reality Saif Adel has been most wanted Al Qaeda leader under Zawahiri since the capture of KSM in 2003. He’s the real #2.
This guy had a $1 million reward on his head.
Many Al Qaeda leaders have $5 million reward or more so how the heck can this guy be #2???