Whatever You Do, Don't Take the Al-Qaeda No. 3 Gig

You will get killed, over and over again. Abu Yahya al-Libi, reportedly killed in a drone attack, is by our count the ninth No. 3 Al-Qaeda operative to be killed or captured.

Whatever You Do, Don't Take the Al-Qaeda No. 3 Gig


Abu Faraj al-Libbi, May 2005

Whatever You Do, Don't Take the Al-Qaeda No. 3 Gig


Abu Hamza Rabia, December 2005

Whatever You Do, Don't Take the Al-Qaeda No. 3 Gig


Abu Laith al-Libi, January 2008

Whatever You Do, Don't Take the Al-Qaeda No. 3 Gig


Abu Saeed al-Masri, August 2008


Back in 2005, Steve Benen determined that Abu Hamza Rabia was the sixth dead or captured "Al-Qaeda No. 3" man, we've found two more since then, which would make the new guy, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Number 9.