Abu Laith al-Libi

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Abu Laith al-Libi, 2006

Abu Laith al-Libi ( Arabic أبو الليث الليبي, DMG Abū al-Laiṯ al-Lībī ; * around 1967 ; † January 29, 2008 with Mir Ali , Wasiristan ) was a high leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda .

In intelligence circles, al-Libi was considered "number 3" of al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden and Aiman ​​al-Zawahiri until his death .

Like many other leaders of al-Qaeda, he is said to have been a veteran of the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. In 1994 he went back to Libya to fight the government there under Muammar al-Gaddafi . After a failed uprising there, he first fled to Saudi Arabia and then returned to Afghanistan.

In November 2007, the declared al-Qaeda -Vizechef Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Laith al-Libi in a joint tape recording that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group al-Qaeda had joined.

A few months later he was killed in Pakistan by a rocket fire from a Predator drone by the US military .

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jan/31/alqaida.afghanistan
  2. http://www.economist.com/node/10632193?story_id=10632193
  3. ^ Yassin Musharbash: Terrorism: Libyan jihadists join al-Qaeda. In: Spiegel Online . November 3, 2007, accessed June 10, 2018 .
  4. ^ Al Qaeda chief killed in Pakistan . In: Wiener Zeitung , February 1, 2008 (accessed November 8, 2013)