U.S. official confirms death of the second man to al Qaeda in Pakistanالأربعاء June 6, 2012 - 07:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official confirmed on Tuesday that Abu Yahya al-Libi leader of al Qaeda who was born in Libya, was killed in a rocket attack launched by U.S. aircraft drone in Pakistan earlier this week. , the official said Abu Yahya al-Libi, a cleric whose real name is Mohammed Hassan commander was killed in the attack by U.S. drone aircraft Monday morning Pakistan time.
The face of the missile, fired from aircraft towards the hideout suspected militant in the village of Hasuchal province of North Waziristan, a tribal region in Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan.
U.S. officials said that Abu Yahya al-Libi, who appeared in video footage propaganda for al Qaeda and escaped once from prison run by the United States in Afghanistan was a key figure in what remains of al Qaeda, which was founded by Osama bin Laden who was killed last year in a raid by commandos seized an American on his hideout near the military academy of Pakistan.
and condition of the officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because they speak on subjects concerning the work of intelligence. officials said that after the death of bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri has become - an Egyptian doctor was for a long time deputy of bin Laden - the leader of the organization to help him and give him advice a small group of hardcore veterans.
He said U.S. officials said Abu Yahya al-Libi appeared recently as principal deputy al-Zawahiri. A U.S. official said that Abu Yahya "was among the most Al Qaeda leaders seasoned and skill" and that he "played a decisive role in the planning of the group against the West, where he oversaw the operations of State."
said the official al-Zawahiri, "will find it very difficult to find someone who can replace Abu Yahya - in addition to the weight of Abu Yahya member is in the leadership of al-Qaeda was his qualifications religious allowing him the fatwa and approval processes and the guidance of members of the group internal in Pakistan and regional groups emanating from the base. not one even close to the approach of just compensation loss experience that al-Qaeda. "http://www.akhbaar.org/home/2012/06/131252.html