Saturday, May 24, 2008

Key Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Pakistan

The LA Times reports: Key Al Qaeda figure apparently died in U.S. strike in Pakistan.
Or as JammieWearingFool describes it: I Guess He Can Cancel That Sitdown With President Obama! Heh.

WASHINGTON -- An Al Qaeda figure killed in a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan last week is believed to have been an Algerian allegedly involved in training militants and plotting attacks against the West, officials said Friday.

The Algerian, known by the nickname Abu Sulayman Jazairi, apparently died May 14 in the strike that killed as many as 14 people and destroyed a compound near the village of Damadola, an Al Qaeda stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. A knowledgeable U.S. official and a senior European anti-terrorism official said Jazairi was thought to be dead.
Success is said to have "many fathers", but when it comes to the global war on terror, it seems that success needs a better press agent!

Cross posted at Say Anything

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