Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Hunt For Al Qaeda's Number Two Leader Continues

Ayman al-Zawahiri

US Targeted Zawahiri During Past Raids In Pakistan -- Threat Matrix

The Associated Press reports on three US attempts to kill or capture Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second-in-command. All three near-misses took place in northwestern Pakistan: the first in the city of Peshawar in 2003, the second in the tribal agencies of South Waziristan in 2004, and the third in Bajaur in 2006. Note that there hasn't been a report of a near-miss since January 2006. Here are the details from the AP report on the raids:

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More News On the Hunt For Ayman al Zawahiri

AP Exclusive: Close calls for al-Qaida's No. 2 -- AP
Close Calls for Al Qaeda's No. 2 -- ABC News/AP
U.S. came close to al Qaeda's number 2 -- CNN
AP Exclusive: Close calls for al-Qaida's No. 2 -- Jawa Report

My Comment: One day he will be in someone's cross-hairs .... and that will be the end of him.

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