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Washington has confirmed the death of the second person in al-Qaeda

2012-06-06 12:06

The U.S. has confirmed that as a result of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strike, the terrorist Abu Yahya al-Libi, who is considered the second person in the hierarchy of the international network al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan, the BBC reported.


Earlier it was reported that attack of the U.S. UAV on northern Pakistan's north was aimed at al-Libi, but sources in the White House announced that it was unclear whether missile attack has reached the target, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Associated Press

Al-Libi was the second person in the al-Qaeda after the former leader of the organization Osama bin Laden has been eliminated a year ago by the American special forces in Pakistan. In 2009, the FBI offered a million dollars to anyone who would have provided information about his whereabouts.

It is assumed that the terrorist was hiding in either Afghanistan or in Pakistan, where he had been seen in a number of religious propaganda video of al-Qaeda.

On the eve, as a result of a strike by the U.S. UAV at least 16 militants of the Taliban were killed in northern Pakistan. According to a source in the local national security service, air strike was delivered to the building in the area of ​​Mir Ali in North Waziristan tribal area.

May 28, as a result of the UAV attack in the same area, at least five suspected militants were killed, four more wounded.

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