Saturday, May 14, 2005

Senior al Qaeda Terrorist Executed By CIA Predator

ABC News reports that the CIA has killed Haitham al-Yemeni, a high level al Qaeda member, using a Predator drone.
Haitham al-Yemeni, a native of Yemen known for his bomb-making skills, had been tracked for some time in the hope that he would help lead the United States to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, intelligence officials said. But with the recent capture in northwest Pakistan of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, thought to be al Qaeda's No. 3 man, officials worried al-Yemeni would soon go into hiding, and decided to take action.
The CIA has declined to comment.

Predators can be used to fire Hellfire missiles
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leah R. Burton