Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, has been targeted by a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
Investigators are trying to determine whether al-Libi was injured or killed in the Monday hit, which left 15 militants dead and three wounded, the official said. Intelligence officials may find out al-Libi’s fate only from monitoring websites and chatter, according to the official.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official said the government can’t confirm or deny al-Libi’s death.