Thursday, January 31, 2008

Afghanistan: Top al-Qaeda Leader Abu Laith al-Libi Reported Killed

Top al-Qaeda Leader
Abu Laith al-Libi

Reported Killed By US Missile Strike
Thursday, January 31, 2008
BBC News brings us this report today and it starts off like this... A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, Western counter-terrorism officials have told the BBC... News of his death emerged on a website used by Islamist groups. said he had "fallen as a martyr"... There is speculation that he was killed by a US missile strike in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan this week... A dozen militants were reported killed in the attack. US intelligence agencies said they were checking the reports...
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Top al-Qaeda leader reported dead
* BBC News also has this Profile Report on Abu Laith al-Libi

>>> has this take on the story... He may not be Usama Bin Laden or Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri--and he may not be a household name--but Abu al-Laith al-Liby was certainly among Al-Qaida's most senior military commanders, and his reported death now leaves Al-Qaida and the Taliban with a significant short-term leadership vacuum on the ground in Afghanistan...
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Abu al-Laith al-Liby: Al-Qaida Loses a Guiding Light
DIA Photo/InfoSheet
Top Al-Qeada Leader Reported Dead

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