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Qaeda leader in Yemen killed in US air raid

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The US military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi,al-Qaeda leader in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)'s Shabwa province, along with two other terrorists, according to Reuters.

"Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians," the US military's Central Command said in a statement.

He added that he had significant influence throughout AQAP's terrorist stronghold, had ties and access to the group's other senior leaders, and was implicated in planning and leading efforts to exacerbate instability in southern Yemen.
Last Modified: Friday، 23 June 2017 12:03 PM
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