One of al-Qaida’s top strategists, Abu Yahya al-Libi, may have been killed in a drone strike in north-west Pakistan, according to intelligence officials. […]
Some US officials describe Libi, whose real name is Mohamed Hassan Qaid, as number two to leader Ayman al Zawahri, the former Egyptian doctor who took over al-Qaida after Bin Laden’s death.
It’s kind of interesting that the Guardian positions this as its top story at the moment, while the Times buries it and the Post has it in the middle of their page. Both of those papers are leading with news about the European economy. There’s nothing like focusing on other people’s troubles to help you forget your own.
The Guardian has a good round-up of the relationship between Pakistan and the US and other NATO allies, and our use of drones in Pakistan, if you want to catch up on the smell of that shitpile.