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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pakistan minister: very likely al Qaeda's Kashmiri is dead

And that predator drone strike the other day, they are saying it did kill the top Al Qaida goat raper. The normal denial and crap is going on but the Jawa report confirms it better than any other news site could ever want too.
It is nice to know that we will disregard Pakistans wishes of halting all predator drone strikes.

(Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister said on Sunday that he was "98 percent sure" senior al Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike near the Afghan border.

U.S. officials in Washington were skeptical over reports that Kashmiri, seen as one of the world's most dangerous militants, was dead.

A U.S. National Security official said he could not confirm that he had been killed and another U.S. official said it was doubtful.

"All ground intelligence shows that he is dead. What I can say is there is a 98 percent chance he is dead," Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Reuters.

"Since we do not have the body. We do not have DNA we need to confirm. This is the substantive evidence we are looking for."

That may not be possible since it is very difficult for Pakistani security forces to get to areas like South Waziristan where intelligence officials said Kashmiri was killed in a drone strike on Friday night.

After missile strikes by remotely-operated drone aircraft, militants often seal off the area then bury their comrades.

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