Sunday, January 15, 2006

Airstrike targeting Zawahri kills innocent women, children, and puppies with big sad eyes.

Buried behind 3 paragraphs rejoicing that somewhere there is an angry street, Reuters reports:

«Pakistani intelligence officials said they were checking reports up to seven foreign militants had been killed and their bodies removed by local supporters. But they said there were no indications Osama bin Laden's deputy, Zawahri, was there.

"He was invited for the dinner, but we have no evidence he was present," a senior intelligence official told Reuters.

Al Arabiya television quoted a source it said had contact with al Qaeda saying Zawahri was alive.

The U.S. government has not commented, but U.S. sources familiar with the operation said it was too early to determine his fate and the remains of the dead would have to be examined.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the airstrike was based on "very good" intelligence indicating Zawahri was at the targeted location. »
Either that or they were double-gamed on the tip which was constructed well enough to pass the sniff test, and take a risk on a high value target.

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