Friday, January 13, 2006

Zawahiri Targeted By Airstrike, Possibly Exterminated

Osama bin Laden's number two, Ayman al Zawahiri, may have been put down in an airstrike in Pakistan, near the Afghan border.

From Reuters via Breitbart:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. airstrike in Pakistan targeted al Qaeda's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri but it was unclear if he had been killed, CNN quoted U.S. sources as saying on Friday.
From CNN:
(CNN) -- A CIA airstrike on a building in Pakistan may have killed Osama bin Laden's most-trusted aide, sources said.

The building where Ayman al-Zawahiri was thought to be is in Damadola, a small village near the Afghan border.
From ABC News:
Jan. 13, 2006 — Today, according to Pakistani military sources, U.S. aircraft attacked a compound known to be frequented by high-level al Qaeda operatives. Pakistani officials tell ABC News that al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, may have been among them.

U.S. intelligence for the last few days indicated that Zawahiri might have been in the location or about to arrive, although there is still no confirmation from U.S. officials that he was among the victims.
According to ABC, Pakistani military officials say that five top-level al Qaeda terrorists were killed in the attack. At one point in the ABC News story, it is said that the five are undergoing identification, while further on, it is said that the bodies will be recovered at first light.

Keep your fingers crossed.