June 05, 2012
Abu Yahya al-Libi Dead! (BUMPED & CONFIRMED: al Qaeda #2)
UPDATE: CONFIRMED! Abu Yahya al-Libi is dead! (Thanks, SH!)
Original post below the fold.
Update: Pakistan is "outraged"
Islamabad has called for an end to drone strikes, and today the government issued a statement saying they represented a "clear red line for Pakistan".Dear Pakistan, Suck it!
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.This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of al-Lib,i soon we shall see the end of the Rebellion.
I've waited a very long time for this. Al-Libi was sort of a personal crusade of mine. Many an internet Jihadi signed his site or Youtube channel's death warrant by spreading his propaganda without knowing just why they came to my attention.
UPDATE by Rusty: This is huge. If nothing else it's yet another blow to the morale of al Qaeda central. I'm bumping the post.