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Major Al-Qaeda operative killed in US missile strike: official
AFP on Breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/08 | AFP

Posted on 11/19/2008 10:09:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge

A major Al-Qaeda operative of Arab origin was among six militants killed overnight in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan, a senior security official told AFP Wednesday.

Security sources identified the militant as Abdullah Azam al-Saudi, a senior member in Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network.

"He was a senior commander of Al-Qaeda and was involved in recruiting and training of fighters," the senior official said.

According to US intelligence shared with Pakistan, al-Saudi was the main link between Al-Qaeda's senior command and Taliban networks in the Pakistani border region, an Islamabad-based senior security official said.

"He was the man coordinating between Al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders on this side of the border, and also involved in recruiting and training fighters," the official told AFP.

He is the second high-profile Al-Qaeda operative killed in recent US missile strikes in Pakistan's rugged tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; fata; killed; missilestrike; nwfp; operative; pakistan; waziristan

1 posted on 11/19/2008 10:09:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Another down, another million to go!


2 posted on 11/19/2008 10:11:08 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge

Uh-oh...The Pakis are going to yell at us again.....


3 posted on 11/19/2008 10:11:42 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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Pakistani villagers inspect the debris after a suspected US missile strike in Bannu district. A major Arab Al-Qaeda operative was among six militants killed overnight in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan, a senior security official told AFP Wednesday. (AFP/Karim Khan)


4 posted on 11/19/2008 10:12:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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Knock Knock!!

A Predator drone takes off from a US air base. A major Arab Al-Qaeda operative was among six militants killed overnight in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan, a senior security official told AFP Wednesday. (AFP/US AIR FORCE/File)


5 posted on 11/19/2008 10:13:04 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Most excellent news.


6 posted on 11/19/2008 10:14:37 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: NormsRevenge

There are no bag limits on Al-Qaeda and Taliban.


7 posted on 11/19/2008 10:15:09 AM PST by monocle
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To: NormsRevenge

More dead jihadis. Excellent


8 posted on 11/19/2008 10:15:48 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: monocle

It’s always open season on Al-Qaeda......


9 posted on 11/19/2008 10:16:19 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

Joos did it.


10 posted on 11/19/2008 10:20:38 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m almost sure we bombed a wedding or a mass birthday party for one year old disabled peaceful arab babies...

Allah Akbar!!!


11 posted on 11/19/2008 10:21:23 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great news. It sure looks like the Paki Intel corps is no longer tipping off these HVTs. Let the official Paki complaints go on, if it must, as they allow us and most likely aid us in taking out these scum bags in all the FATA.


12 posted on 11/19/2008 10:23:00 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another Baby Milk Factory disappears in a ball of flame...


13 posted on 11/19/2008 10:23:04 AM PST by gridlock (Bill Clinton will be offered the job as Obama's Secretary of State.)
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To: gridlock

This is almost funny how we can’t get Osama Bin Laden.

Who would have thought this seven years ago?


14 posted on 11/19/2008 10:23:50 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: NormsRevenge

I expect the number of operations like this to decrease considerably once Zero gets sworn in.


15 posted on 11/19/2008 10:25:31 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: NormsRevenge

HOORAY ! Another one gone. Maybe he will be reunited with Osama in Hell.


16 posted on 11/19/2008 10:29:10 AM PST by usaproud (VERY)
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To: NormsRevenge
” Ben Ladin to his men: “Hang in there boys... January 21, 2009 is just around the corner. Then you'll be able to operate without interference from the evil USA.”
17 posted on 11/19/2008 10:32:09 AM PST by April Lexington (We are now in the era of Timothy Leary Economics!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I like the way the Predator leaves the rubble in neat piles.


18 posted on 11/19/2008 10:36:16 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: NormsRevenge

Yay! Shoot him again- just to be sure


19 posted on 11/19/2008 10:36:51 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: WilliamReading
Lets look at it this way.

I'm going to ask you to find ONE MAN hiding along the 1,500 mile US-Canada border. With people on both sides of that border...helping him hide

Now still think it's so funny and easy?

20 posted on 11/19/2008 10:37:54 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

I didn’t say it was easy. But on September 11 2001 , didn’t you think Osamaa would have been caught within a year or so?

Score one for Bin Laden, he is one crafty snake . . if he is still alive, which everyone seems to think he is.


21 posted on 11/19/2008 10:54:43 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: Marine_Uncle

Great shooting.


22 posted on 11/19/2008 10:54:48 AM PST by elhombrelibre (The MSM has its president elect.)
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To: pissant

Sending Jihadis to ‘Paradise’ as fast as possible. We care. We want them to have their 72 virgins because we know they aren’t getting any here on earth.


23 posted on 11/19/2008 11:16:39 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: WilliamReading

Vegas WOULD NOT have given you odds that BinnieBoy would still be around after 7 years.

SEVEN YEARS.

Well, IIRC, we never caught Pancho Villa either.

If not caught by Jan 20, a major black mark on Bush.


24 posted on 11/19/2008 11:44:22 AM PST by swarthyguy ( Bush Promised us Osama, but instead we're getting Obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

Praise Allah, we got another one.


25 posted on 11/19/2008 12:11:24 PM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus

Obama will put a stop to this and restore our good name in the world


26 posted on 11/19/2008 12:12:59 PM PST by woofie
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To: reagan_fanatic
I expect the number of operations like this to decrease considerably once Zero gets sworn in.

Please, Allah, if I may only live another 62 days, all will be right!

27 posted on 11/19/2008 12:14:52 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: Marine_Uncle; G8 Diplomat; NormsRevenge; Straight Vermonter

Outstanding news!


28 posted on 11/19/2008 12:18:55 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; NormsRevenge
From Drudge:

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TRASH TALK: AL-QAIDA INSULTS OBAMA IN NEW MESSAGE

29 posted on 11/19/2008 12:23:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet
AP Via Yahoo | Nov 19, 2008 | AP via Yahoo
Posted on 11/19/2008 7:09:17 AM PST by Islander7
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2134593/posts

[snip] In al-Qaida’s first response to Obama’s victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — “house negroes.” [end]

Zawahiri Considers Obama Election a Victory For Al Qaeda, Warns Obama
November 19 2008 | jveritas
Posted on 11/19/2008 6:17:39 AM PST by jveritas
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2134560/posts


30 posted on 11/19/2008 3:07:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: RadioCirca1970; TheBlueMax; WLR; iThinkBig; Molly K.; bayouranger; beebuster2000; maine-iac7; ...

Pakistan ۋﮧ۱م

FReepmail if you want on or off

31 posted on 11/19/2008 4:32:02 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: WilliamReading
This is almost funny how we can’t get Osama Bin Laden.

When one understands the region or has operated out of there.....it isn't. But we'll put guns on him one of these bogey-dark nights.

32 posted on 11/19/2008 4:36:07 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: NormsRevenge

Girl thinking: "Dammit, they're gonna make me tell the infidel reporters that this was a wedding!"


33 posted on 11/19/2008 4:39:14 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama: Satan's Counterfeit Christ)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
A good glimpse to a degree, at least in pictures, for some to get an idea of where Zawahiri, UBL and their ilk are operating out of. And the logistic (and more importantly, Intel Op) complexities of chasing them down.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/afghanistans_korengal_valley.html

34 posted on 11/19/2008 5:10:58 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: Dog

Ya look how long it took them to get Eric Rudolph.. and that was just pure luck.


35 posted on 11/19/2008 5:26:57 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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