Al Qaeda confirms second-in-command in Arabia killed

The AQAP confirmed Wednesday that Said al-Shehri died in a US drone strike in Yemen, but did not say when the strike occurred. The statement was made by AQAP official Ibrahim al-Rubaish. This is the fourth time Shehri, of Saudi origin, has been reported dead. He has been involved in the kidnapping of foreigners in Yemen and thought to have masterminded the 2008 bombing of the US embassy in Sanaa.

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