Friday, January 13, 2006

Zawahiri may be dead; assassinated by missile attack

Heard it on Hugh's show initially, then found this article.

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 be in the location or about to arrive, although there is still no confirmation from U.S. officials that he was among the victims.

Cross your fingers. Hopefully they can scrape together enough DNA to confirm his death with minimum civilian casualties. That would be a great victory for the Iraqis.