Yemeni Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

World Today

More has been revealed about the results of an air attack last week on an al-Qaeda target in Yemen. A U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaeda’s second in command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, who served as the leader of the terror group’s branch in Yemen. CCTV America’s Daniel Ryntjes filed this report.

Yemeni Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

Yemeni Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

More has been revealed about the results of an air attack last week on an al-Qaeda target in Yemen. A U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaeda's second in command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, who served as the leader of the terror group's branch in Yemen.

More details:

  • Nasir al-Wuhayshi’s death after a U.S. drone strike last week in Yemen has been confirmed in a video statement by al-Qaeda.
  • Al-Wuhayshi was a close aide to Osama bin Laden prior to the U.S. 9/11 attacks in 2001.
  • Terrorism analysts conclude that even without al-Wuhayshi, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula remains a potent threat to the international community, feeding off the continuing instability in Yemen.