Saturday, December 12, 2009

Top Al-Qaeda Figure Killed By Rabid Goat Bite

Saleh al-Somali, one of al-Qaeda's senior operations chiefs is reported to have been killed in Pakistan by a rabid goat bite, a bad case of crabs, and the business end of a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone....but mostly from the Hellfire missile:

The senior terrorist operative killed in a drone strike Thursday in Pakistan was a top Al Qaeda planner involved in plotting attacks around the world, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told Fox News.

The official identified the operative as Saleh al-Somali, the network's external operations chief for plots outside Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying there are “strong indications” al-Somali died.{...}

The attack was part of the expanded use of Predator drones recently authorized by the White House, sources told Fox News, though the drone attacks, which began during the Bush Administration, never have been officially confirmed because of political sensitivity in Pakistan. Pakistan officially denied the latest attack.

Pakistani media reported that six militants were killed in the attack, including four foreign fighters — a term that typically refers to Al Qaeda.

Good riddance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Terrific news!