A Small Victory

| January 25, 2013

Chalk up another small victory in the GWOT.  The #2 guy for al-Qaeda in Yemen, Saeed al-Shihri, has apparently died of wounds received in a US missile attack in Yemen in October 2012.  He had been in a coma since.  The precise date of his death was not given.

al-Shihri was a Saudi native.  He spent 6 years at GITMO.  He was released back to Saudi authorities and processed through the Saudi government’s “rehabilitation” program.  Shortly afterward completing that program, he went to Yemen and rejoined al-Qaeda.  He became the al-Qaeda deputy there.

Obviously the “rehabilitation” program didn’t “take”.  Surprise, surprise.

al-Shihri had previously erroneously been reported dead as the result of a September 2012 missile attack (later DNA testing on the body recovered proved it was not al-Shihri).  al-Shihri afterwards taunted Yemeni authorities over that misidentification.  In an audio message posted by jihadi websites on October 22, 2012, he castigated Yemeni authorities for falsely announcing the “rumor about my death … as though the killing of the mujahideen (holy warriors) by America is a victory to Islam and Muslims.”

The strike that led to his death happened six days later.   Maybe he should have kept his mouth shut.

May Shaytan take him, and may all his 72 virgins look thusly.

Category: Terror War

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  1. omgitshim says:

    Karma at it’s best

  2. bman says:

    third time he has been killed.

  3. Hondo says:

    bman: hopefully third time was the charm.

    omgitshim: Karma has a long memory. And she’s often vengeful.

  4. streetsweeper says:

    Yup! should have kept his mouth shut….lol

  5. UpNorth says:

    “He had been in a coma since”? Well, he’s got that in common with Joey Bite-Me.

  6. Stacy0311 says:

    why do we always seem to get the #2 guy?
    And does that hurt al-Queda recruiting/HR? “Congratulations Abdul, you’re being promoted to our #2 position…..”

  7. UpNorth says:

    The last link in the article is, yet again, proof that some things can never, ever be unseen. That’s just wrong, Hondo.

  8. David says:

    That number 2 position seems to be bad luck. LOL! Nice link Hondo, I think I just threw up in my mouth.