A U.S. drone strike killed al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi , a U.S. official confirmed Tuesday.
Mr. al-Libi was in a house in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region that was destroyed Monday by a drone strike, intelligence officials said.
Mr. al-Libi’s death is a major blow to the terror network, which has lost a string of top leaders at the hands of the American drone program. The U.S. sees the strikes as a key weapon against al Qaeda and the insurgents, despite Pakistan’s repeated demands that the strikes stop.