The Long War Journal: Top al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri killed in US Predator strike:
The US has killed Ilyas Kashmiri, one of al Qaeda's most dangerous military commanders and strategists, in a Predator airstrike yesterday in South Waziristan.
However the news does not look as good in this follow-up post from The Long War Journal: Questions emerge over HUJI's statement on al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri's death:
Questions are emerging about the validity of a statement released by a Pakistani terror group that claimed its leader, Ilyas Kashmiri, was killed in a US Predator airstrike late last week. A photo purporting to show Kashmiri after his death is actually a picture of a jihadi killed during the Mumbai, India terror assault in November 2008, and discrepancies in the text of the statement have also emerged.