A senior Al Qaeda leader in Yemen was killed in an airstrike attributed to the United States on Wednesday, according to local reports and AFP which cited two Yemeni government officials
The target was identified as Hamad bin Hamoud al-Tamimi, a senior figure in Al Qaeda's proxy in the Arabian Peninsula. He was killed in the strike along with a bodyguard, as per the reports.
Yemeni sources reportedly told AFP that the airstrike was "apparently American." The strike targeted Tamimi's home in the Marib Governorate of Yemen.
Who was Hamad bin Hamoud al-Tamimi?
Tamimi, a Saudi national, acted as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)'s "president of the consultative council and judge." He was also known as Abdel Aziz al-Adnani.
AQAP has played a key part in the ongoing civil war in Yemen and has carried out operations against both government forces and Houthi rebels, according to AFP.
The founder of AQAP, Yemeni Isalmist Nasir al-Wuhayshi, was also killed in a US drone strike in 2015.