Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Authorities Arrest al-Qaida's No. 3 Commander

Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt -

NYTimes - U.S. counterterrorism official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said al-Libby was the No. 3 al-Qaida figure behind bin Laden and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who was captured in March 2003. The official called this arrest the most significant blow to al-Qaida since Mohammed's capture, saying al-Libbi is believed responsible for planning attacks around the world, including in the United States. - ''Their leadership and support network is fraying,'' said the official, who called this a ''significant capture'' and ''another chapter in the degradation of their network.''

Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao described al-Libbi as an ''al-Qaida planner'' who held a senior place in the terror group's hierarchy. He said the U.S. government was offering a $10 million bounty for information leading to al-Libbi's arrest...

prying1 sez:
This shows that the war against terrorism must continue. One by one the bricks fall and the wall comes tumbling down. As a result the world will (and is) a safer place as these terrorist groups find their support withering away.