WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says a drone strike in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region has killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command.

The death of Abu Yahya al-Libi is a significant blow to the terror network, which has lost a string of top leaders at the hands of the American drone program.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, says that no one left in al-Qaida comes close to replacing the expertise al-Qaida has just lost.

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