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Abu Yahya al-Libi Killed in Pakistan

Abu Yahya al-Libi Killed in Pakistan, via Voice of America:

The White House says the killing of al-Qaida's second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, apparently in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, has further degraded the organization's leadership. 

​​White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that the U.S. intelligence community has confirmed al-Libi's death, though he declined to go into details about the circumstances in which the al-Qaida leader died.  U.S. officials who earlier confirmed al-Libi's death said he was killed in a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan.

Carney said al-Libi served as a "general manager" for al-Qaida and had a role in managing regional affiliates.  His elimination, Carney said, is another major blow against the terrorist organization.


Abu Yahya al Libi Killed in Latest Drone Strike - LWJ

US Strike in Kills al-Qaeda’s No. 2 Leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi - WP

Drone Strike Killed No. 2 in Al Qaeda, US Officials Say - NYT

Drone Strike Kills al Qaeda No. 2 - WSJ

Al Qaeda's No. 2 Killed in Pakistan by CIA Drone Strike - LAT

White House: Al Qaeda's No. 2 Man Killed - CNN

Strike 'Killed Top al-Qaeda Man' - BBC

White House: Abu Yahya al-Libi Death a 'Major Blow' to al-Qaeda - TT

Al-Qaida Number 2 Libi Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike, US Says - TG

White House Confirms Death of al-Qaida Second-in-Command - AP

Al-Libi Ran Al-Qaeda Centrals Propaganda Machine - TNI

Pakistan Taliban Leader Says Libi Death a 'Big Loss' - Reuters

Abu Yahya al-Libi - Wikipedia

Meet Abu Yahya al-Libi: Al-Qaeda’s Second-In-Command - Time