U.S. believes drone strike in Yemen killed leader of Al Qaeda affiliate

June 16, 2015 2:30 AM

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U.S. authorities believe a drone strike has killed the leader of Al Qaeda’s feared affiliate in Yemen, a group that has repeatedly sought to launch ambitious attacks on or over American soil, a U.S. counter-terrorism official said Monday.

Naser Abdel-Karim Wahishi evaded U.S. drones and counter-terrorism raids in Yemen for years while leading what many analysts consider to be the terrorist network’s most dangerous and active chapter, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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