Al-Qaida No. 2 killed by US drone

June 5, 2012 at 10:28 am in The Daily Republic

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) A U.S. drone strike in northern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command, American officials said Tuesday, the biggest success so far in the controversial military program and a significant setback to a terror network that has lost a string of top figures since the death of Osama bin Laden last year.
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