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'Dead' Al-Qaeda leader appears in new video

2012-06-13 06:38:01 GMT2012-06-13 14:38:01(Beijing Time)

This still photo from video courtesy of IntelCenter shows Abu Yahya al-Libi. 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. (AFP Photo/)

Videograb provided by IntelCenter shows Abu Yahya al-Libi giving a 2008 video statement to Al-Qaeda's Sahab Media. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta says the US will continue to attack Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan despite complaints from Islamabad that the drone strikes violate its sovereignty. The US has announced that Libi was recently killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan. (AFP Photo/)

A still file image from January 22, 2008 video footage shows Abu Yahya al Libi, a Libyan-born top al Qaeda leader, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, a U.S. official said on June 5, 2012. When al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi arrived in northwest Pakistan several years ago, he commanded so much respect that even some of the world's most dangerous militants held him in awe. Already a legend in the shadowy world of jihad for breaking out of a high security U.S. prison in neighbouring Afghanistan in 2005, he seemed to promise endless funds, training and inspiration for men who dreamed of unleashing carnage in New York or London. Reuters

Killing of Abu Yahya Al-Libi leaves Ayman al-Zawahiri as al Qaeda's lone leader.

A new video surfaced online June 10 featuring al Qaeda commander Abu Yahya al-Libi -- the same terrorist officials declared dead June 5 -- but the video doesn't confirm whether it was made before or after his reported death.


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