This week's Al Qaeda no. 2 killed by U.S. drone

Pakistani officials announced today that they have evidence that a U.S. drone strike might have killed Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaeda's most recent second in command, apparently just one week after the previous No. 2 was killed.

So we aren't quite sure how the corporate ladder of al-Qaeda works (other than that they hire from within) or what perks come with the promotion to the deputy (a title they slap on anyone for doing a good job? a bump in pay? keys to the executive washroom?) but the U.S. is highly efficient at taking them down. An American drone dispatched the terrorist organization's former second in command, Sakhr al-Taifi, last week. Abu Yahya al-Libi, according to the AP, seems to be this week's number two, and Pakistani officials claim he was in a house "hit by a U.S. drone strike in the country's northwest tribal region" yesterday. 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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