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Pakistan Minister: Al-Qaeda Honcho '100%' Dead

Says Ilyas Kashmiri killed in US drone strike Friday

(Newser) - Pakistan's interior minister is absolutely positive that wanted al-Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri was killed Friday in a US drone strike. "I can confirm 100 percent that he is dead," Rehman Malik said, though he didn't say how his government knew that or if it had evidence.... More »

'Brain' of al-Qaeda Reported Killed in US Strike

Top jihadist Ilyas Kashmiri dead after drone attack in Pakistan

(Newser) - Looks like another top al-Qaeda leader has gone down: A US drone in Pakistan reportedly killed Ilyas Kashmiri, who is variously described as the "military brain" of al-Qaeda ( CNN ), a potential replacement for Osama in Laden ( AP ), and one of Pakistan's top militants (... More »

Bin Laden 'Healthy, Giving Orders'

Would-be terrorist gives intel on Qaeda leader

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden is healthy and fully in touch with al-Qaeda, to which he is "giving the orders," according to a Pakistan-based extremist leader. The FBI investigation into Chicago cab driver and would-be terrorist Raja Lharsib Khan, though lower-profile than the "underwear bomber" case, has yielded a... More »

Chicago Cabbie Charged With Helping al-Qaeda

Raja Lahrasib Khan discussed stadium attack, feds say

(Newser) - A Chicago cab driver was arrested without incident this morning and charged with trying to send money overseas to help al-Qaeda. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, a native of Pakistan who became a naturalized US citizen in 1988, was ordered held without bond. He allegedly also talked about bombing a stadium... More »

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