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A U.S. official confirmed that a Monday drone strike in Pakistan killed al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, the most serious blow to the battered terror network since the death of its leader Osama bin Laden, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

Al-Libi’s death, which came on the third consecutive day of CIA drone strikes in the Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, is a serious knock to what remains of al Qaeda’s Pakistan-based core leadership.

“Abu Yahya was among al Qaeda’s most experienced and versatile leaders — operational trainer and Central Shura head — and played a critical role in the group’s planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts,” a U.S. official told Orr, referring to al-Libi by his first name.

Source: CBS News

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