Saturday, November 01, 2008

Afghanistan/Pakistan: On Ground Updates - November 01, 2008

Afghanistan/Pakistan: On Ground Updates
Airstrike Kills Senior al Qaeda Leader in North Waziristan
, November 01, 2008
The website, ‘The Long War Journal’ brings us this bit of good news today...
Reports from Pakistan indicate a senior al Qaeda leader was killed in yesterday's airstrike in North Waziristan... Mohammad Khalil Hasan al Hakaymah, who is better known as Abu Jihad al Masri, is thought to have been killed in an airstrike that targeted a vehicle outside of Mir Ali in North Waziristan, AFP reported... "The strike was aimed at a vehicle carrying Abu Jihad and two others," senior Pakistani security official told AFP. "The target was successfully hit and all three people were killed." US intelligence has yet to confirm Abu Jihad's death...

Read the full report at link below...
Senior al Qaeda Leader thought killed in North Waziristan strike
Photo from the Rewards for Justice Website

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