May 13, 2005

Predator Missile Offs al Qaeda #3

The last 10 days have been extremely productive for our military in terms of snuffing dirtbags. 100s of insurgents killed, more captured including al-Libbi, al- Rawi, al- Zubaydi and now this.

A senior al Qaeda operative was killed by a missile fired from a CIA Predator aircraft on the Pakistani side of the remote area near the Afghan border earlier this week, U.S. intelligence officials told ABC News.

Haitham al-Yemeni, a native of Yemen known for his bomb-making skills, had been tracked for some time in the hope that he would help lead the United States to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, intelligence officials said. But with the recent capture in northwest Pakistan of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, thought to be al Qaeda's No. 3 man, officials worried al-Yemeni would soon go into hiding, and decided to take action.

These latest successes are indicative of two things: These scumbags are running out of places to hide and our intelligence is getting better most likely due to increased local cooperation.

Crossposted at Opinipundit

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