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Al Qaeda`s No 2 in Yemen dead: Report

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 09:06

Sanaa: Yemen`s official news agency says al Qaeda`s number 2 in Yemen has died of wounds sustained in a drone attack last year in southern Yemen.

Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, was wounded in a missile attack in the southern city of Saada on Nov 28, according to SABA news agency.

The agency said that he was in a coma since then. It was not clear when he actually died.

A security official said that the missile has been fired by a US-operated, unmanned drone aircraft. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

Washington considers al Qaeda in The Arabian Peninsula the most dangerous the group`s offshoots.


First Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 09:04

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