Jennifer Lynne Matthews

 

 

Age: 45

 

Summary: veteran CIA operative officer and chief base commander at the CIA military base known as Forward Operating Base Chapman near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border who had started tracking the al-Qaeda terror network prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as part of the agency's Bin Laden Issue Station unit in the 1990's and even had a key role in breaking up a 2006 al-Qaeda plot to blow up airplanes, but who was also considered as a "world-class expert on al-Qaeda and counterterrorism operations" for nearly 20 years in the CIA.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a suicide bombing attack

 

Born: December 6, 1964

 

Died: December 30, 2009

 

Location: Khost, Afghanistan