Top Al-Qaida Figure Killed
Washington (AP) - It's the biggest success so far from the controversial military program involving drone strikes against suspected terror targets.
The White House confirms that al-Qaida's second-in-command - Abu Yahya al-Libi has been killed by a drone attack in northern Pakistan.
He'd been considered a hero in militant circles after his 2005 escape from a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan. And he rose to the second-ranking spot in the terror group after the death of Osama bin Laden last year.