Leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen Killed in US Drone Attack

World | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 09:17|  views

An undated handout picture made available by the US Department of State on 16 June 2015 shows Nasir al-Wahishi. Al-Wuhayshi was second-in-command of global terrorist network al-Qaeda after Ayman al-Zawahiri

Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the "second-in-command" at al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed Friday in a drone strike, the Al-Qaeda network has confirmed.

A former private secretary to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, al-Wuhayshi was sought by the US Department of State which had offered a USD 10 M reward for those able to bring him to justice.

He took over the Yemeni organization in 2009.

CNN quotes AQAP operatives as writing on Twitter about their leader having been martyred.

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Tags: Nasser al-Wuhayshi, Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


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