ABU HAMZA RABIA, NO. 3 AL QAEDA MAN, DEAD... HEART OF AL QAEDA STABBED
This is a huge win for the U.S. Abu Hamza Rabia was the person in charge of planning terror attacks, which included strikes in the U.S. THIS IS HUGE.
Pakistani officials have confirmed the death of a top al Qaeda official, Abu Hamza Rabia, but witnesses and officials give conflicting stories of how he died.
Without elaborating, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday he was "200 percent" certain Rabia, the operations chief of the al Qaeda terrorist network, was killed Wednesday.
Another Pakistani official, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, said only that the explosion killed "five miscreants, including three foreigners," and injured two others. Authorities are examining the home, he said.
However, residents of North Waziristan say they saw a unmanned aerial vehicle fire a missile on the house, Pakistani journalist Salim Bokhari said. Also, a photo from the European Pressphoto Agency shows Pakistani villagers holding a piece of shrapnel.
When the photo is enlarged, English words are visible on the shrapnel. (full article)