June 4, 2011

BLOW BY BLOW:

Al-Qaida militant killed in US strike in Pakistan (ISHTIAQ MEHSUD, 6/04/11, Associated Press)

A top al-Qaida commander and possible replacement for Osama bin Laden was killed in an American drone-fired missile strike close to the Afghan border, a fax from the militant group he heads and a Pakistani intelligence official said Saturday.

Ilyas Kashmiri's apparent death is another blow to al-Qaida just over a month after bin Laden was killed by American commandos in a northwest Pakistani army town.


Posted by at June 4, 2011 10:08 AM
  

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