Thursday, January 31, 2008

Al Qaeda Admits Death of Commander in Afghanistan

From the Associated Press:
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - One al-Qaida's top commanders in Afghanistan and a key liaison with Taliban, Abu Laith al-Libi, was killed according to a Web site used by militant groups.
"We congratulate the Islamic nation for the martyrdom of the sheik, the lion, Abu Laith al-Libi," said the banner which appeared in a section of the Web site reserved for affiliated militant groups and is not open to public posting.
That "martyrdom" consisted of being exterminated like a cockroach as a missile struck the safehouse in which al-Libi cowered:
One intelligence official in the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a the bodies of those killed were badly mangled by the force of the explosion and it was difficult to identify those killed. The official estimated 12 people were killed, including Arabs, Turkmen from central Asia and local Taliban members.
Taliban flambeé au jus. Excellent.