Newswire: “Top al-Qaida leader” killed in Pakistan

“NOT Osama bin Laden”

A “high-ranking” al-Qaida figure was killed Thursday in an attack by a drone aircraft in northwest Pakistan, U.S. officials told NBC News.

The officials did not identify who was killed, except to say that it was not al-Qaida’s supreme leader, Osama bin Laden. If the report is confirmed, it would be the first time coalition forces had killed a top al-Qaida figure in almost a year.

The officials said the killing was the result of stepped-up operations targeting al-Qaida leaders in recent weeks.

MSNBC’s Bob Windrem reports:

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  1. I predicted yesterday that they would have Bin Laden within 6 months (or know his fate)… I hope this is Zawahiri.

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