June 5, 2012 / 6:37 PM / 5 years ago

Pakistan Taliban leader says Libi death a "big loss"

PESHAWAR (Reuters) - A senior Pakistani Taliban leader said on Tuesday that the death of al Qaeda's number two, Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a drone strike in northwest Pakistan was a "big loss".

"After Doctor Sahib (al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri), he was the main al Qaeda leader," the Pakistani Taliban leader, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Writing by Michael Georgy

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