Abu Yahya al-Libi, al Qaeda deputy leader, killed in US drone strike


By Mark Hosenball and Jibran Ahmad, Reuters June 5, 2012 8:17 PM This March 2007, file image, made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter, shows al Qaeda militant Abu Yahia al-Libi.

Abu Yahya al-Libi, a veteran militant said to have been a leader of the group's operations, and who survived previous U.S. attacks, was killed in the drone strike early Monday morning on a hideout in North Waziristan in

Updated at 2:06 pm ET (CBS News) A US official confirmed that a Monday drone strike in Pakistan killed al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, the most serious blow to the battered terror network since the death of its leader Osama bin Laden,

By Mark Hosenball and Jibran Ahmad, Reuters June 5, 2012 8:17 PM This March 2007, file image, made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter, shows al Qaeda militant Abu Yahia al-Libi.

Despite the fog of covert war that surrounds him, it is at least certain that Abu Yahya al-Libi – who may have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan on Monday – became one of the key targets for western intelligence services after the death of Osama

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