Jan 30 2008

High Value Target Killed In Pakistan

I noted yesterday that there was an intriguing military operation in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region which had the earmarks of an armed Predator attack. Today ABC News is reporting we may have taken out a single high valued individual:

Pakistani intelligence sources say they believe a “high-value” al Qaeda target was killed in a missile strike yesterday in the country’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

U.S. officials said there was no indication that the target was Osama bin Laden or his deputy Ayman al Zawahri, but one senior official told ABCNews.com the strike was aimed at one particular figure.

We don’t know whether we got him yet, we are sorting through it,” the official said, indicating the intended target was a top leader of the terror group.

It could be tied to the fact we supposedly nabbed Bin Laden’s security coordinator earlier this month. I pray we are going to hear some seriously joyous news before the weekend.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “High Value Target Killed In Pakistan”

  1. kathie says:

    I hope for good news too…..I think Zawahri is more dangerous then bin Laden.

  2. Klimt says:

    Qasim Toori a “leading Pakistani militant” has been captured.

  3. crosspatch says:

    The problem is that Pakistan has a miserable record of being able to keep people captured. Too many seem to find a way to escape custody. Better dead than captured by the Pakistanis, in my opinion.

  4. kathie says:

    AJ, I saw this on “FreeRepublic”, thought you might be interested and could decipher it. Kathie

  5. kathie says:

    AJ, I saw this on “FreeRepublic”, thought you might be interested and could decipher it. Kathie

  6. kathie says:

    Sorry, forgot to paste……

    Why a spy was killed (The Mogilevich-Litvinenko Link)
    Posted by Ivan the Terrible
    On News/Activism 01/30/2008 2:12:44 PM PST · 2 replies

    Guardian ^ | January 26, 2008 | Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
    …Litvinenko “was giving Scaramella lots of information about Russian and criminal infiltrations in Italy, but most of it was very difficult to verify and crosscheck. It was a little bit out on a limb.” In the old days, Litvinenko had been familiar with criminal clans in Russia, now he was making risky approaches to the Italian mafia. Scaramella believed if they could get inside this network, they would be able to leverage much more damaging intelligence about Italian politicians. They spread their net wider. The Litvinenko dossier lists a dizzying roll call of names investigated by the pair, among them..