Yemeni troops kill Qaeda’s Chechen commander

May 4, 2014 2:54 AM

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According to Yemeni authorities, Abu Islam al-Shishai who had fought against Russian forces in Chechnya before moving to Yemen is the second commander killed since the beginning of a military offensive against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) last week.

Shishani was killed "during military operations... against terrorist elements in Abyan" province, said a statement posted on Defense Ministry website.

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