Yemeni al Qaeda chief killed in U.S. bombing

June 16, 2015 7:50 AM

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DUBAI/SANAA Al Qaeda in Yemen said its leader, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, was killed in a U.S. bombing, in major blow by the United States against the global militant group's strongest branch.

"We in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) mourn to our Muslim nation ... that Abu Baseer Nasser bin Abdul Karim al-Wuhayshi, God rest his soul, passed away in an American strike which targeted him along with two of his mujahideen brothers, may God rest their souls," said top AQAP member Khaled...

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