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Drone Strike Targets Top Al Qaeda Leader
| June 4 2012
| MARTHA RADDATZ
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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: al; drone; qaeda; strike
Did obamao control the drone after designing and building it and did he launch the satellites that aided in tracking the bad guy... has obamao walked on water yet?
posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:25 AM PDT
(Don't Tread On Me)
islamist killing islamists. It happens everyday. Not that I’m not glad for it.
posted on 06/05/2012 5:28:03 AM PDT
islamist killing islamists. It happens everyday. Not that Im not glad for it.
No intel when you kill all the terrorist
posted on 06/05/2012 5:47:11 AM PDT
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.
posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:08 AM PDT
(I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
it is interesting that had the target been inside Afghanistan, our air or artillery would have been refused permission to attack because there “may” be civilians killed.
But the CIA can attack in Pakistan without the same restriction.
posted on 06/05/2012 6:00:14 AM PDT
(AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
Thank you for the enlightenment! I feel so... illuminated! ;-)
posted on 06/05/2012 6:19:48 AM PDT
(Don't Tread On Me)
Waziristan, like the rest of the tribal areas is considered a free fire zone.
posted on 06/05/2012 6:26:51 AM PDT
(Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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