Got a Big Fish in Afghanistan
Nobody’s saying who fired the missile that got him, but top Al Qaeda freakazoid Abu Laith al-Libi is now officially an ex-terrorist.
CAIRO, Egypt - One al-Qaida’s top commanders in Afghanistan and a key liaison with Taliban, Abu Laith al-Libi, was killed according to a Web site used by militant groups.
“We congratulate the Islamic nation for the martyrdom of the sheik, the lion, Abu Laith al-Libi,” said the banner which appeared in a section of the Web site reserved for affiliated militant groups and is not open to public posting.
The Washington-based SITE Institute which monitors militant sites noted that it seems “the announcement of his death has been confirmed to the forum administrators.”
The attack that killed al-Libi appeared to have taken place in Pakistan.
Pakistani intelligence officials and local residents said that a missile hit a compound in a village about 2.5 miles outside Mir Ali in North Waziristan late Monday or early Tuesday, destroying the facility.