Security officials claimed that wife of Jalal is an active member of Al-Qaida
The Pakistanis estimate that al-Qaida
has lost 40 loyalists, of all ranks, to U.S.
Over the long term, the United States' yearslong campaign to put down the al-Qaida
branch is likely to suffer, warns Bill Roggio from Long War Journal, which chronicles militant activities.
This transaction in northern Mali shows what might seem an unusual preoccupation for a terror group: Al-Qaida
is obsessed with documenting the most minute expenses.
Washington intensified its drone strikes on al-Qaida
network in Yemen after it closed its diplomatic mission in San last Sunday.
"Mareb was a previous stronghold for al-Qaida
, and a number of members of the group still live in the province," a security source told the CNN.
"Today's action, which builds on our action from July 2011, further exposes Al-Qaida
's critically important Iran-based funding and facilitation network," said Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.
Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the leader of al-Qaida
in Iraq declared on Sunday a new offensive aimed at sowing instability across the country.
"Officer Ghazi Saeed Abdullah of the Political Security Agency was gunned down in al-Bayda's town of Radda late on Thursday by two al-Qaida
terrorists who managed to flee on a motorbike," the ministry said in a statement on its website.
The official said the al-Qaida
member was killed in a drone strike early Monday local time, The Associated Press reported, adding al-Libi was promoted to the second-highest position in al-Qaida
when Ayman al-Zawahri became the group leader shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011.
Sweden, June 6 -- Deputy al-Qaida
leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a weekend drone strike in Pakistan, according to U.S.