Monday, June 6, 2011

Questions Over Death of al Qaeda Leader Ilyas Kashmiri


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.

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