Two websites linked to Al-Qaeda announced on Sunday that they will air a new video featuring the jihadist network’s deputy leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, whom Washington claimed last week to have killed.
The messages posted by Ansar and Alfidaa websites suggested that Libi remains alive. “Soon, a video message by sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, may Allah protect him,” read the message posted by Al-Qaeda’s Sahab media arm on both sites, one of which was put online on around 1500 GMT on Sunday.
The United States said Tuesday that al Qaeda’s number two was killed in
a drone strike, in the weightiest blow to the organisation since the killing of its founder Osama bin Laden.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2012.