Pakistan officials say that Abu Yahya al-Libi, second-in-command to current al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, was among the 15 people killed when a U.S. drone fired four missiles into a suspected militant hideout in Mir Ali, a town in North Waziristan, at 5:30 a.m. local time Monday.
The senior U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that al-Libi was the target of a strike, but said the U.S. is still trying to confirm that he was killed. "This would be big" if confirmed, said the official.
Continue reading at ABC for history on al-Libi.
See the celebratory victory dance video at the Jawa Report. Howie and Rusty say:
This will be a day long remembered its has seen the end of al-Libi soon it shall see the end of the Rebellion.
I've waited a very long time for this. Al-Libi was sort of a personal crusade of mine. Many an internet Jihadi signed his site or Youtube channel's death warrant by spreading his propaganda without knowing just why they came to my attention.
UPDATE by Rusty: This is huge. If nothing else it's yet another blow to the morale of al Qaeda central.