Abu Yahya Al-Libi, a top Al Qaeda operative was killed in a U.S. drone strike Monday, Fox News confirms.
Al-Libi, known as a rock star in the jihadist world with his videos and lectures going viral on the Web, was the intended target of the strike, U.S. officials said.
The strikes have been increasingly unpopular among Pakistanis, but successful in recent years at taking out terrorist leaders.
Pakistan has evidence that Al-Libi was in a house hit by the U.S. drone strike, but it was initially unclear whether he was killed.
A U.S. official later confirmed his death.
“Abu Yahya was among al-Qaeda’s most experienced and versatile leaders,” the official said. He “played a critical role in the group’s planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts.”
U.S. officials originally said they were “optimistic” Al-Libi was among the eight militants reportedly killed in the strike in the tribal region of North Waziristan.They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the drone program.
Militants and residents in the area told Pakistani agents that al-Libi was in the house when it was hit, said intelligence officials, also speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Again, I hope your 72 virgins all look like Barney Frank.
The Drone Missile Program is about the only thing I agree with in the Obama Administration. Sorry, no there are matters like the economy, mortgaging my and everyone kids future with the debt you created, selective sex abortions, Fast and the Furious, Solyndra, Unemployment rate, Crippling small businesses with regulation after regulation and about 100,000 other things you have done wrong that still makes me NOT want to vote for you.
If anyone else has something to add that Obama has done wrong please feel free to comment. Thanks.