Monday, December 05, 2005

Al Qaeda Commander Killed in Pakistan

I shouldn't be surprised, but I have not seen any mention of this yet in the mainstream American media. Certainly didn't see it on the network news either last night or this morning.
A key figure in al-Qa'ida has been tracked down with US help and killed by Pakistani security forces in a rocket attack near the Afghan border, officials said yesterday.

Abu Hamza Rabia, said to have been second in command after Ayman al-Zawahri, became al-Qa'ida's operational commander aftr the arrest of Abu Farraj al-Libbi in May. He was among five people who died in an explosion on Thursday in north Waziristan. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan's Information Minister, said Rabia's remains were identified using a DNA test.

Who says we're not making any progress against the al Qaeda terrorists?

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