Thursday, January 31, 2008

Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In Pakistan

US intelligence has apologised for the recent death of a senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan. Abu Laith al-Libi was killed by a US missile strike in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan this week. The missiles thought to have been fired by drones killed 12 other militants .

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

A US intelligence spokesman said: "Our missiles had been aimed at another senior figure Obaidah al-Masri but to us they all tend to look the same. Our condolences go out to the Libi family for their loss."

Mohamed bare-bac a close friend of Libi said: " He was always so full of life with a big smile and charm that just made you want to blow yourself up for Allah, he has earned his 72 virgin goats."

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