National Security
4:48 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

U.S. Drone Strike Kills One Of Al-Qaida's Top Leaders

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 7:53 pm

U.S. officials say a drone strike killed al-Qaida's number two operative. Abu Yahya al-Libi had risen to the top ranks within the terrorist group after the death of Osama bin Laden. He gained notoriety in 2005 after escaping from the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. A U.S. official says Abu Yahya's death is a major blow to the group. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Gjelten for more.