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U.S. Drone Kills Al-Qaida No. 2

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A 2011 screen grab shows al-Libi addressing Libyans.(SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP)

Carney Confirms Death of al-Qaida's No. 2, al-Libi

U.S. officials confirmed on Tuesday that a CIA drone attack on Monday killed al-Qaida’s second in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, the Associated Press reports.

 

The strike took place in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area. The Taliban had previously refuted the claims, saying the al-Qaida leader was not in the home that was attacked.

Monday's attack was one of the half-dozen drone strikes the U.S. carried out in Pakistan in the last two weeks.

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