Mohamed Abd el GhanyReuters

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A Drone Strike Downs al-Qaeda's No. 2


A U.S. official confirmed that Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaeda's second in command under Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a drone strike on June 4 in Pakistan's northwest region. This is the most significant gain against al-Qaeda since the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad last year. Al-Libi was known for escaping from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan in 2005 and for making a series of videos calling for attacks on the U.S.

President Obama has continued to support drone strikes despite ongoing criticism from the Pakistani government...

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