In Pakistan, death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, deputy leader of Al-Qaeda, likely to enhance a shift in the power from reducing leadership of group to its progressively autonomous franchises, in the particular a branch of Yemen, whose focus on attacking the American interest is definite to continue, United States counter-terrorism officials confirmed.
Al-Qaeda and Pakistan
At present, Al Qaeda nominal leader still hold the broad influence that he has consolidated since the death of Osama bin Laden last year. The global jihad is probably loosening a bit. Mr. Libi’s death in a drone strike has torn at the connective tissue between the embattled leadership of group in Pakistan and its far-flung affiliates across the Middle East and Africa.
In Pakistan, the analysts confirmed, the killing of Mr. Libi may even augur the violence increased as younger and more impetuous fighters vie to seize the mantle of global leadership. In that list leaders on top are affiliated from Yemen, which is known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, in the last three years Al Qaeda tried three times to blow up commercial airliners bound for the United States and got failure. Last month the most recent strategy was disappointed when the suicide bomber turned out to be simultaneously working for the Saudi, British and American intelligence agencies.
Al-Qaeda and US
Will McCants, a former State Department counter-terrorism official, presently works for the Center for Naval Analysis outside Washington confirmed, the death of Libi will not have an impact on AQAP. The presence of Bin Laden along with most of Al Qaeda founding members, in Pakistan gave the core leaders a depth of experience and standing with their allies, after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Navy SEAL recovered the documents from the house of bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan in which he worried about the rise of lower leaders who are not so experienced and lead to the repeat of mistakes.