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Thursday, January 31, 2008

al Qaida Leader Abu Laith al-Libi Killed

From BBC News:

    A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, Western counter-terrorism officials have told the BBC.

    News of his death emerged on a website used by Islamist groups. Ekhlaas.org said he had "fallen as a martyr".

    There is speculation that he was killed by a US missile strike in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan this week.

    A dozen militants were reported killed in the attack. US intelligence agencies said they were checking the reports.


    Libi has appeared in a number of al-Qaeda videos. In November he appeared alongside al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri.


    He is thought to be one of al-Qaeda's most senior field commanders in Afghanistan, and to have directed a number of recent suicide bomb attacks in the east of the country.

I'm sure a delegation of Mike The Rotting and Rapidly Decaying Corpse Malloy, Al Franken, Fat Drunken Dog-Shooting Ed Schultz, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Jon "Kitty on his head" Elliot, Nanny Pelosi, Ratty Rhodes, Butch Maddox and other Lefty pacifists are mourning Libi's death and will be attending his funeral.

Failed presidential candidate and U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich announced he will be holding a candlelight memorial vigil tonight in his hometown of Cleveland, beginning at 7PM Eastern Time for al-Libi. Kucinich described al-Libi as, "my good friend and a great humanitarian. I will miss him, I will miss him dearly."

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