Al Qaida suffers another loss

Thursday - 6/3/2010, 6:38pm EDT

In addition to the killing of Mustafa Ahmed Muhammad Uthman Abu al-Yazid, one of Al Qaida's most senior commanders, now comes word that another, less senior, but still important target has been killed as well. Osama bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Damjan Al-Dawsari was reportedly killed when he was attending a meeting in the house of Omar Khaitab, a close associate of militant commander Maulvi Nazir in South Waziristan on May 28, 2010. Locals say that Khaitab, two other tribesmen and an Afghan national were killed in the attack. A top U.S. counter- terrorism analyst says, with the killing of Abu al Yazid and now al Dawsari, "it looks like the U.S. intelligence community is dialed into a very good Intel channel."