One less terrorist to plague the world. Abu Laith al-Libi was dispatched from the land of the living yesterday through the tip of an incoming missile, that took eleven other jihadis with him. This was one very bad guy, who had been with the Islamic supremacists since the 80’s. Good riddance. More here. *L* KGS
BERLIN, Jan. 31 — A senior al-Qaeda commander was killed this week in Pakistan, according to Western officials and an Islamic radical Web site, marking a rare success in the flagging U.S. and Pakistani campaign to hunt down members of the network.
Abu Laith al-Libi, the nom de guerre of a Libyan fighter who had served alongside al-Qaeda and the Taliban since the late 1980s, had become an influential field commander in recent years, overseeing many operations against U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, officials said. The U.S. military blamed him for organizing a suicide attack that killed 23 people outside Bagram air base during a visit by Vice President Cheney in February last year.