Al Qaeda's second in command Abu Yahyha al-Libi
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Drone strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan on Monday, a US official has told the BBC.

US officials said Libi was the target of an attack which hit a volatile tribal area of Pakistan's north-west, killing 15 suspected militants.

The BBC's Adam Brookes said the US was portraying this as another very serious blow against al-Qaeda leadership.

  • 05 Jun 2012
  • From the section Asia