Friday, January 09, 2009

Al Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan killed in New Year's strike

More reason to believe this year may not be so bad after all.
Osama al Kini, also known as Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam.

The US killed al Qaeda's chief of operations in the New Year's Day missile strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of South Waziristan, according to a report.

The Jan. 1 attack in the town of Karikot in South Waziristan killed Osama al Kini and his senior aide Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, intelligence officials told The Washington Post. Two other unnamed operatives were also killed in the airstrike.

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