You think his family will at least send us a thank you letter? And how is this any different than when Israel sends a Hamas animal terrorist to meet his virgins? NBC News: Deputy al-Qaida leader al-Libi killed in drone strike By Jim Miklaszewski and Robert Windrem NBC News June 5, 2012, 11:25 am MSN.com AFP/IntelCenter/Getty Images This still image from video obtained on Oct. 18, 2011courtesy of IntelCenter shows al-Qaida's as-Sahab's video statement from Abu Yahya al-Libi on Algeria. Senior al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a weekend drone strike in Pakistan, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday. A U.S. drone struck a militant compound early Monday morning in North Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area. Pakistan security reports indicated the pre-dawn strike killed 15 insurgents, with a total of nearly 30 killed in three weekend attacks. A U.S. official challenged those numbers, telling NBC News that the death toll was “less than a handful." Al-Libi was a leading al-Qaida operative who was viewed as one of five candidates to succeed Osama bin Laden as leader of the terrorist group when he was killed last year.