Pakistan airstrike kills al-Qaeda militant | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 13, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 13, 2008

Pakistan airstrike kills al-Qaeda militant

Pakistani forces killed an Arab al-Qaeda militant in an air strike on a hideout in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan and are working to identify him, officials said yesterday.
Local intelligence sources identified the man as an Egyptian named Abu Saeed al-Masri, but there was no confirmation from officials in Islamabad, and there are no wanted al-Qaeda militants by that name.
The officials said they were investigating unconfirmed reports that the name was the alias of Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, an Egyptian al-Qaeda commander based in Afghanistan.
Officials earlier said that four foreign militants were killed in Monday night's air strike in the tribal area of Bajaur, where clashes between Pakistani forces and militants have left 150 people dead in the past week.

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