With 3 Leaders Dead, What's Ahead for Al-Qaida?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Somali officials confirmed Saturday that they shot and killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the head of al-Qaida in East Africa, and one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, at a checkpoint on Tuesday. Mohammed had a $5 million bounty on his head for his connections to bombings of embassies in Africa that lead to the deaths of more than 200 people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the killing a "significant blow to al-Qaida." 

Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA Bin Laden Tracking Unit, and author of Bin Laden, thinks differently. "The killing of Fazul doesn't make any difference," he said. "This is no way to fight a war. Killing these people will just feed into the belief that we can win this thing."

Dan Damon, host of the BBC's World Update has been reporting from Nairobi, Kenya.

Guests:

Dan Damon and Michael Scheuer

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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