On the off chance that Osama Bin Laden turns up in pieces just a few days before the U.S. election, Flopping Aces readers will be ready and able to denounce the inevitable DNC talking points that it was all a political trick. The U.S. has been working hard in the tribal areas for a long time now, and has NEVER taken its “eye off the ball” as is the political hacktalk de jour. Here is yet more evidence.
US targets safe house in North WaziristanBy Bill RoggioOctober 11, 2008 3:03 PM
The US has strike inside the North Waziristan tribal agency for the second time in three days. “Two missiles struck a compound just outside Miramshah but we do not have the number of casualties at the moment,” an anonymous Pakistan security official told Geo TV.
Four people were reported killed in the strike. It is unclear if any senior al Qaeda or Taliban senior leaders were among those killed.
The last US airstrike in North Waziristan targeted a meeting of senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders, AFP reported. “There was a meeting of around 30 foreign Al-Qaeda and local Taliban commanders in the house of Hafiz Sahar Gul but the majority of them left the building ten minutes before the missile struck,” a security official told AFP. Six low-level al Qaeda operatives and three others were killed in the Oct. 9 airstrike.