DUBAI: A website that posts messages from militant groups said on Sunday that it would reveal a video message from Abu Yahya al-Libi, the al Qaeda no 2 who Washington says was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week. 

“Soon, God willing: a visual message from the virtuous Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, may God preserve him,” a notice posted on a forum said, without elaborating on when the message was recorded.

The US government called the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had survived previous attacks, a serious blow to a group in which it said he played a key role forging links with young potential recruits.

Libi, a cleric whose real name was Mohamed Hassan Qaid, escaped from US custody in Afghanistan in 2005 and on at least one previous occasion was prematurely reported to have been killed in a US drone strike.


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

Comments (0) (Closed)