Pakistan Military Kills Al Qaeda Leader Indicted in U.S.

The Pakistani military announced it carried out a raid this weekend on an al Qaida hideout in South Waziristan, killing AQ leader Adnan G. el-Shukrijumah, a naturalized U.S. citizen indicted for terror crimes in the U.S.

Pakistan said it was their intelligence that led to the raid (not U.S. Intelligence.) Adnan G. el-Shukrijumah has been on the FBI's wanted list for a long time. In 2003, based on information obtained during the interrogation of 9/11 detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, they searched for him from Florida to Morocco. In 2010, he was indicted in the Eastern District of New York as part of the Najibullah Zazi case involving a plan to attack the NY subway. He was also charged with planning to blow up a shopping mall in Manchester, England. [More...]

He is alleged to have recruited Zazi, Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay. Zazi was arrested in Denver and brought to NY for trial, where he pleaded guilty and cooperated. Ahmedzay also pleaded guilty and cooperated. Medunjanin went to trial, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Pakistan said there were more raids today. There are unconfirmed reports that among those killed is Ustad Ahmad Farooq, a Pakistani commander with Al Qaeda's new offshoot group, AQ in the Indian Subcontinent. It's unclear if today's attack was the Pakistani military or, as others report, U.S. drone strikes.

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