US drone kills Al Qaeda leader in Yemen

A local Al Qaeda chief was killed Friday in a US drone strike in Yemen`s southern province of al-Bayda, official said.

Updated: Aug 30, 2013, 16:25 PM IST

Sanaa: A local Al Qaeda chief was killed Friday in a US drone strike in Yemen`s southern province of al-Bayda, official said.
"Qayid al-Dhahab, chief of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in al-Bayda province, was killed along with two of his bodyguards by missiles of a US drone this morning," Xinhua quoted the provincial security official as saying.

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