DUBAI (Reuters) – A leadingmember in , Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, a Web site often used by the group and other Islamists said on Thursday.
A banner on the Ekhlaas.org site said Libi had fallen as a martyr, without giving further details.
It was not immediately clear if Libi’s death was linked to a suspected U.S. missile strike that killed up to 13 foreign militants in ‘s region this week.
The attack had targeted second or third tier al Qaeda leaders, according to residents in the tribal area.
Peace and Freedom has also verified the report above with people in the tribal areas.