Skip to comments.Pakistan Media: Drone Killed Qaeda's (Update - Kill has been Confirmed)
Posted on 12/11/2009 10:15:24 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
(CBS) A U.S. government official says a top al Qaeda operative has been killed in a drone attack in western Pakistan and local media says that the strike killed al Qaeda's number 3 in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, CBS's Sami Yousafzai reports.
The U.S. is still not confirming the report, CBS News has learned.
Abu Yahya al-Libi is the spiritual successor to Palestinian philosopher Abu Azzam - and the inspiration for much of Bin Laden's beliefs, according to CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan. He is very powerful and believed by some to be the natural successor to Bin Laden.
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Abu Yahya al-Libi ?
State Dept. release
March 25, 2009
The U.S. Department of State has authorized a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the location and/or capture of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a prominent member of al-Qaida.
Al-Libi, a Libyan citizen, is an Islamic scholar who was captured by authorities in 2002 and imprisoned at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Al-Libi escaped in July 2005, and has since appeared in a number of propaganda videos, using his religious training to influence people and legitimize the actions of al-Qaida.
Al-Libi is a key motivator in the global jihadi movement and his messages convey a clear threat to U.S. persons or property worldwide. Al-Libi is believed to be in hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan. More information about al-Libi is located on the Rewards for Justice website (www.rewardsforjustice.net/abuyahya).
Don’t bother to confirm, just keep running their asses into the ground.
To the murderous scum that matter, no confirmation is necessary, they get the message.
It must SUCK to be Number 3 in Al Q.
Next guy they promote to this position should ask to be either number 2 or number 4.
re: he natural successor to Bin Laden
And so it would seem to me, he is! Bin Laden is dead, and now this guy is too. That’s the kind of successor I like to see when it comes to the enemy camp.
Now known as “Shish Kebab”
I think I’d rather have “aspiring rapper” in my obituary than “spiritual successor to a Palestinian philosopher”.
Ha, confirm conshmirm. I don’t care if it was the right guy or not. Just another good muslim created.
The only good Jihadi, is a dead Jihadi.
They ignore the fact that it was Bush who in 2008 as part of an escalating offensive against extremist targets in Pakistan, authorized deploying Predator aircraft equipped with sophisticated new surveillance and weapons deployment systems to the area.
Not to disappoint you, but from the LWJ:
“While the rumor certainly can’t be discounted, I suspect Abu Yahya al Libi was not in the Ladha region in South Waziristan. The Pakistani military is currently conducting an operation against the Taliban in the Mehsud tribal areas and claims to have occupied Ladha. The senior-most al Qaeda leaders would likely have vacated Ladha and other regions in the Mehsud tribal areas long before the Pakistani Army arrived.”
Too bad this scumbag never saw the missile coming.
(Then no. 3 might have done a no. 2.)
Years back, you had a joke about this sort of thing. What was it, again?
No problemo, it takes a lot to disappoint me, especially when it comes to unconfirmed reports like this. :-)
I miss Adam Gadahn too.. lol
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