January 15, 2010

YEMENI AIRSTRIKE? PULL THE OTHER ONE...:

Senior Qaeda Figures Killed in Attack, Yemen Says (ROBERT F. WORTH, 1/15/10, NY Times)

A Yemeni airstrike on Friday afternoon killed at least five senior members of Al Qaeda’s Arabian branch, Yemeni officials said, including the group’s military commander.

The airstrike, on a remote mountainous area in northern Yemen not far from the Saudi border, was the latest in a new American-backed campaign to cripple Al Qaeda’s regional arm, which has gained global attention since it claimed credit for a failed effort to bomb a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Dec. 25.

If the death of the Qaeda military commander, Qassim al-Raymi, proves accurate, it would be a serious blow to the group.


Good going, UR!

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2010 6:23 PM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« AH, THE RULE OF THREE...: | Main | PRE-EMPTIVELY STRIKING THEMSELVES: »