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Top al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strikes: residents | Reuters

Top al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strikes: residents | Reuters

A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run al Qaeda’s combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.

In nine months of civil war and a Gulf military intervention in Yemen, the United States has kept up a drone campaign there against al Qaeda and increasingly…

 

Source: Top al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strikes: residents | Reuters