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Abu Layth al-Libi killed by US missile

Counterterrorism strike

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationLibyan Islamic Fighting Group
Acting AgencyCIA
MeansCIA Predator drone
LocationKhushali Torikel, North Waziristan, Pakistan1
TimeEarly Morning Jan. 29, 20081
KilledAbu Layth al-Libi (Primary Target)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableHe was killed at a safehouse. The U.S. military denied involvement, and the CIA is only other agency with the authority and equipment to have carried out the strike.1
1Scmitt, Eric. 'Senior Qaeda Commander Is Killed by U.S. missile.' The New York Times: Feb. 1, 2008.
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