Friday, January 13, 2006


U.S.
Airstrike
In Pakistan
Targets
Zawahiri


Wait until this hits the Sunday Morning Talk Shows. Man, are the Dems going to throw fits about this. Bush ordered a political assassination in a country with whom we are not at war.

Heh.

I hope to God we got him:


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri may have been killed in a US strike on a Pakistani village which left 18 dead, US media reported.

ABC television quoted Pakistani military sources as saying five of those killed were "high level Al-Qaeda figures" whose bodies are undergoing forensic tests for identification.

They said Osama bin Laden's deputy, who has been known to stay at houses in the village, may have been one of the victims.

Citing US defense sources, NBC television said the strike targeted Zawahiri, who has been indicted in the United States for his role in 1998 attacks on US embassies in Africa.

NBC quoted Pakistani sources as saying the strikes were probably carried out by CIA Predator drones which fired up to 10 missiles in the village in the tribal zones of eastern Pakistan.

A CIA spokesman in Washington declined to comment on the reports.

The strike targeted a village which the reports said were a known hideout of Zawahiri and other Al-Qaeda figures.

Residents in the village of Mamund reported the attack earlier and said 18 people had been killed.

But the US Defense Department denied that the US military had carried out any attacks in the area.

"There is no reason to believe the US military is conducting operations there," said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Vician.