Al-Qaeda in Yemen confirms leader killed in drone strike

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An image grab from an Al-Malahem Media video from March 29, 2014 shows Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula chief Nasir al-Wuhayshi at an undisclosed location in Yemen (AFP Photo)
Al-Qaeda in Yemen confirmed the death of its leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi, number two in the global jihadist organisation, in a US drone strike, in a video statement posted online.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula also said it chose its military chief Qassem al-Rimi as its new leader, in the statement posted by Al-Qaeda\’s Al-Malahem media arm and dated June 15.
Wuhayshi "was killed in a US drone attack that targeted him along with two other mujahedeen," who were also killed, said the statement read by a long-bearded man.
The statement said that a number of Al-Qaeda chiefs met and chose Rimi as Wuhayshi\’s successor.
AQAP is behind several plots against the United States, including an attempt to blow up a US commercial airliner on Christmas Day 2009.
SOURCE: AFP

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