After a successful drone strike, a senior Al Qaeda commander was killed.  The U.S. has been flying drones over Afghanistan and Pakistan for years, surveilling and targeting members of terrorist networks.  This strike took place in North Waziristan, a mountainous tribal land along the border of Afghanistan.  Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, the commander killed in the attack, was supposed to be the succesor to the current head of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.  His wife was wounded and later died in a hospital, and his daughter was wounded as well.  Hussainan was originally from Kuwait and had appeared in many Al Qaeda videos, but until recently his role in the organization was unknown.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/world/asia/us-drone-strike-kills-a-senior-al-qaeda-commander.html?ref=asia
 


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