al-Awlaki. He said the US is still hunting down al-Qaeda and putting more pressure on them. Eight of al-Qaeda leaders were killed last year, mostly due to the drone targets.
Panetta’s comment came after the President Obama’s speech in which he said al-Qaeda’s back has been broken and the remaining few members are scrambling to escape US’s reach. The US has around 90,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, while 1,886 lost their lives in the fighting.