The Third highest ranking Al Qaeda member!! Chalk one up for the Infidels. Great job!
A leading al Qaeda member in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, a Web site often used by the group and other Islamists said on Thursday.
A banner on the Ekhlaas.org site said Libi had fallen as a martyr, without giving further details.
It was not immediately clear if Libi’s death was linked to a suspected U.S. missile strike that killed up to 13 foreign militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region this week.
The attack had targeted second or third tier al Qaeda leaders, according to residents in the tribal area.
Tribesmen in the area had said a deputy of Libi, a senior al Qaeda leader, had been staying there and was among the dead, according to an intelligence official.
CNN Middle East analyst Octavia Nasr called al-Libi the third-ranking terrorist in al Qaeda and fourth in the world…
The loss of the Libyan could hamper al Qaeda’s efforts to establish a strong base of operations in North Africa, CNN correspondent Nic Robertson said.
The U.S. military placed al-Libi on its most wanted list in 2006, behind bin Laden, al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.