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Drone 'kills Al-Qaeda's top military commander' (Again??)

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posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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A US drone strike likely killed Pakistan's Al-Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri, in what would deal a major blow to the terror network a month after Osama bin Laden's death.

The 47-year-old is one of the most feared operational commanders of the network that bin Laden founded and has been blamed for a string of high-profile attacks on Western targets, as well as in India and Pakistan.


Anti-terrorism experts have long described Kashmiri as one of Al-Qaeda's main operational commanders. He reportedly escaped a US drone strike in North Waziristan in late 2009.

news.ninemsn.com.au...

So it's reported they THINK they killed him again...

The US refuses to comment...
Here's a 2009 thread relating to his last drone death..
I can't seem to find any final outcome from back then..

A drone attack on Sept. 7 appeared to have killed another prominent Islamic militant, Ilyas Kashmiri, who had been briefly detained in Pakistan for alleged involvement in a 2003 assassination attempt against then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. There is less certainty about his death, however.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's getting harder and harder to get any real answers about what is really going on, who is being killed or who is running the show..
Maybe that's how the US wants it to be, keep everyone guessing...




posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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this time it's his people that are claiming he is dead, the US is saying they aren't sure, and pakistan is saying, "huh, what happened ?"



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
this time it's his people that are claiming he is dead, the US is saying they aren't sure, and pakistan is saying, "huh, what happened ?"


Actually his people are saying no, from the link..

A spokesman for Pakistan's umbrella Taliban faction said Kashmiri was "alive and safe", and had not been present at the time of the strike.

His family/brother say they haven't heard from him in six years..
Confusing huh..



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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very. my info was based on something I read a few hours ago.

the only constant seems to be pakistan is clueless

or are they ?
edit on 4-6-2011 by syrinx high priest because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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Well Pakistan did say they were going to stop any US drone attacks in their country but this again from the link..

Friday's drone attack was the ninth reported in Pakistan's border area with Afghanistan since US commandos killed bin Laden in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2.


Who knows what the US and Pakistan Governments are doing??



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Supposedly, US and Pakistan formed a anti-terror squad.

news.yahoo.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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Nice link..
Seems still very tense between them..
IMO it's hard to predict which way this will go..
Will the US eventually consider Pakistan more as an Allie or a Foe..



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Sounds like AQ has another job opening, all you America haters need to hurry up and get your applications in.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by lokdog
Sounds like AQ has another job opening, all you America haters need to hurry up and get your applications in.


The People That 'Run' America has all the slots filled already



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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The "Confirmation" of his death came in the form of a fax to a news organization.

It was "signed", by his groups spokesman.
"They" also released a photo of him after death.

Turns out the photo is not him!





edit on 6/6/11 by makeitso because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Yes, again. And again, and again, and again...these guys are like miller moths in the summer! kill a hundred another hundred are there the next night! And I love how it's ALWAYS "top" or "second in command" or "bomb making master" or some such thing. It really is growing old all this.

CJ



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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Part of this is the Middle Eastern naming convention. It makes for a LOT of confusion in identifying people. It's as if half of America was named John Smith.

The other issue is that due to high use of Nepotism and natives, it's difficult to get good humint (human intelligence) in such areas. (leading to even more confusion).



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