US drone said killed Al Qaeda’s top AQAP leader in Yemen

Tweets from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives say their leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi was martyred, apparently by a US drone strike Friday in Yemen's Hadramout region. They report that AQAP military commander Qasm al-Rimi (also known as Abu Hureira al-Sanaani) had been appointed to replace him. US authorities are looking to confirm al-Wuhayshi's death.

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