Drone Strike Kills al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen
Fahd al-Quso was wanted for role in USS Cole bombing
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2012 3:16 PM CDT
This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003, shows Fahd al-Quso.   (AP Photo/FBI, File)

(Newser) – A top al-Qaeda leader wanted by the FBI died in a drone airstrike today, Yemeni officials say. Fahd al-Quso was stepping out of his car in a remote mountain valley of Yemen when the missile attack struck him and an aide, reports the AP. No comment so far from Washington, but the FBI was offering $5 million for information leading to al-Quso's arrest. He had been indicted for allegedly helping to plan the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 US sailors and injured 39 more.

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texron
May 7, 2012 12:51 AM CDT
Here we go again...the Repugs are going blind sh!t crazy....they never let the Truth or Facts stand in the way of their views !
CentristIntelligence
May 6, 2012 11:21 PM CDT
Holy Crap...if there was ever a time to be scared shitless as a terrorist, now is it.
ladyrosedeky
May 6, 2012 8:10 PM CDT
Another one bites the dust. Now how many does that make that the Obama administration has eliminated? Whereas in past statements criticizing the Obama administration for his efforts to get bin-Laden stated, 'It was too much effort to find one man. He wouldn't spend so much money and time on one man.' So there you go folks. When it comes to whether Romney would have ordered the strike on bin-Laden, judge by his own words. He wouldn't have even tried to find him. Nonetheless have spent the money in letting our Navy seal team train for the mission to take him out. Those missions aren't cheap either. So even though Romney won't admit it, the answer is a definite no. He won't come out and say it now because he knows how unpopular that response would be. Obama's attitude answer was, 'We will use whatever resources necessary to find him to bring Osama to justice in order to capture or kill him. Whatever it takes.' Joe Biden, 'Follow him into the gates of hell if we have to in order to get him.' So considering what Obama has done and his administration's attitude in taking down America's enemy in seeking them out and getting al-Queda leaders compared to Romney's past comments on the matter, that he doesn't want anyone to remember, who do you think will keep America more secure?