Mar 18 2008
It seems someone very high up in AQ may have been in that compound in Pakistan that was recently bombed – maybe a certain Arab doctor:
A pro-government militant commander accused the Pakistani and US forces on Monday of carrying out Sundayâ€™s missile attack on a compound of a house in the Shah Nawazkot area of South Waziristan. The attack left nine people, inclu/ding some foreigners, dead.
Maulvi Nazirâ€™s spokesman Mita Khan, who won the support of the government after launching an armed campaign against Uzbek militants, termed the attack a joint operation of Pakistani and US forces.
Some unconfirmed reports say that a doctor of Arab origin who frequented the compound was among the dead.
As I noted in my previous post above the amount of fire power brought to bear indicated a very high valued target. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s number two leader, is a doctor. I also noted recently that Gen Hayden (CIA) mentioned casually Zawahiri was an easier target given his penchant for the media. I thought at the time that was a near blatant admission we had him in our sights. Reporting from this part of the world is always dodgy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed this reporting is close to accurate and Zawahiri has met Allah in person.