US official: al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, confidant of Osama bin Laden, killed in Pakistan


So who killed him, and how?


Next update:

Of course, if President Obama had anything to do with this, it's important to remember, he's no GW Bush.

By the by, how many number twos and number threes are there? Or do they just keep killing the same guy over and over again?

Either way, good riddance.

WaPo has the same headline here.

UPDATE, via AZCentral:

The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May. [...]

The official would not say how al-Rahman was killed. But his death came on the same day that a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan.