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War on Terror Al Qaeda’s No. 2 in Yemen Killed Yemeni Defense Ministry, EPA / Landov

Al Qaeda’s No. 2 in Yemen Killed

Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an airstrike Monday, along with five others who were riding with him in a car. Yemeni Defense Ministry officials say that Saeed al-Shihri was killed after leaving a house in the Hadramawt province. The officials believe that a U.S.-operated drone fired the missile, but U.S. officials do not usually comment on drone attacks. The United States has used drones to kill al Qaeda members in Yemen before.

September 10, 2012 11:25 AM