NBC News: Deputy al-Qaida leader al-Libi killed in drone strike


Editor’s note: Does anybody else feel like all these news stories about dead “al-Qaida leaders,” like the bin Laden raid fictional, could all just be made up excuses to garner public support for continuing unconstitutional wars?

NBC News
June 5, 2012

photoDeputy al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi has to look very scary so the U.S. public will support unmanned drone strikes.

Deputy al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan, U.S. officials told NBC News.

A U.S. drone struck a militant compound early Monday morning in North Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area. Pakistan security reports indicated the pre-dawn strike killed 15 insurgents. That brought the total killed in three attacks over the past several days to nearly 30.

Al-Libi was a leading al-Qaida operative who was viewed as one of five candidates to succeed Osama bin Laden as leader of the terrorist group when he was killed last year.

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