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Al-Qaeda Leader Confirms Deputy’s Death

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has confirmed in a video recording the death of his deputy, Abu Yahya al-Libi.

Reports say that in the video, Zawahri confirms that al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal area in June.

The White House has described al-Libi as an operational leader and a "general manager" of Al-Qaeda.

Al-Libi is the latest in the dozen-plus senior commanders removed in the U.S. war against Al-Qaeda since U.S. Navy commandos killed Osama bin Laden last year.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters