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    Al Qaeda’s No. 2 in Yemen Killed

    Image #: 19329381    epa03392589 An undated handout photograph released by Yemeni Defense Ministry, shows deputy leader of Yemen branch of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Saeed al-Shihri. According to media reports on 10 September 2012, six other militants were killed alongside al-Shihri, al-Qaeda's second in command in the Arabian Peninsula.  EPA/YEMENI DEFENSE MINISTRY/ HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES /LANDOV

    Yemeni Defense Ministry, EPA / Landov

    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.

    Read it at The Associated Press