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A key leader of the terrorist group Al Qaeda was killed during a US drone strike that took place Monday, June 4, in Pakistan. A US military official who spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity said the man is Abu Yahya al-Libi – the number 2 man in Al Qaeda. The official told CNN that Al-Libi “played a critical role in the group’s planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts,” and that “there is no one who even comes close in terms of replacing the expertise (al Qaeda) has just lost.” US counter terrorism officials believe al-Libi and al Qaeda’s Number 1 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, are the only real leaders left in the terror organization after a successful US drone campaign in Pakistan.
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