Senior al-Qaida Operative Killed in US Strike in Yemen

November 5, 2014 4:15 PM

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A senior al-Qaida official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate, Ansar al-Sharia, were killed in a drone strike in central Yemen overnight, tribal sources said on Wednesday.

Nabil al-Dahab, leader of Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen's al-Bayda province, was killed along with four other al-Qaida members, including Shawki al-Badani, the sources said. Badani is a leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula who is wanted by the United States.

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