Al Qaeda's "military brain" killed

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    (CNN) -- The man described by counterterrorism officials as al Qaeda's "military brain," Ilyas Kashmiri, was killed in a drone strike Friday night in Pakistan, a spokesman for his group, the jihadist Harakat-ul-Jihad-Islami, said.

    Pakistani and U.S. officials, however, said they have not confirmed Kashmiri's death.

    Kashmiri was killed, along with some aides, in a strike at 11:15 p.m., spokesman Abu Hanzla Kashar said.

    "The oppressor U.S. is our only target and, God willing, we will take revenge on the U.S. soon with full force," he said.

    A senior Pakistani military official said that in all, nine were killed by the drone strike. The official reiterated that they had not confirmed Kashmiri's demise.

    Kashmiri, who was known to operate in North Waziristan, had moved to South Waziristan and was seen at the site of the attack on Friday, the official said.

    Top jihadist leader killed, followers say - CNN.com
     

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