Report: Yemeni al-Qaida leader killed in US drone strike

By REUTERS
September 22, 2016 15:53

DUBAI - A senior leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch was killed on Thursday in a raid by a US drone strike in central Yemen, an official of the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said.

The official said Abdallah al-Sanaani, a regional commander in Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with his bodyguard while traveling in a vehicle in the al-Sawma'a district of Abyan province.

"He was killed, along with an escort, and the vehicle was completely burned," the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.



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