Jan 31 2008
Well it appears someone got a high level al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, though I was hoping for someone nearer to the top (but was not expecting it):
A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, senior Western counter-terrorism officials say.
News of Libi’s death first emerged on a website used by Islamists groups.
The website, ekhlaas.org, said Libi had “fallen as a martyr”, the Reuters news agency reports.
Pakistani intelligence officials are blaming a suspected U.S. missile strike for killing up to 13 foreign militants in the country’s volatile North Waziristan region this week.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say at least one drone aircraft similar to those used by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was believed to have been involved in the attack.
They say seven Arabs and six Central Asians were killed in the strike which took place late Monday.
Neither the Pentagon nor the Pakistani military has confirmed the attack.
Not surprising that no one is going to talk. I doubt we would do anything without discussing it with Musharraf’s government. My most recent post on this matter can be found here. Roy Robison has a good article up at American Thinker folks may want to take a look at too.