Skip to comments.Drone Strike Targets Top Al Qaeda Leader
Posted on 06/05/2012 5:06:25 AM PDT by moonshot925
A top al Qaeda leader and longtime Osama Bin Laden confidant with a $1 million price tag on his head was targeted in a U.S. drone strike this morning in Pakistan, according to a senior U.S. official.
Pakistan officials say that Abu Yahya al-Libi, second-in-command to current al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, was among the 15 people killed when a U.S. drone fired four missiles into a suspected militant hideout in Mir Ali, a town in North Waziristan, at 5:30 a.m. local time Monday.
The senior U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that al-Libi was the target of a strike, but said the U.S. is still trying to confirm that he was killed. "This would be big" if confirmed, said the official.
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islamist killing islamists. It happens everyday. Not that I’m not glad for it.
No intel when you kill all the terrorist
According to spokesman Jay Carney, Obama has walked on water, but he did get his feet wet. Carney says planned improvements in technique should eliminate that problem going forward.
But the CIA can attack in Pakistan without the same restriction.
Waziristan, like the rest of the tribal areas is considered a free fire zone.
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