Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, sent out a tweet stating “All but confirmed that #AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi was killed in a U.S. drone strike. AQAP, although reduced in vitality in recent years, remains dangerous + has est. itself as a rival to Houthi and ISIS militants in the country.” President Trump then retweeted this, leading to users questioning if this was the President’s way of confirming the news. This death has yet to be confirmed due to a drone strike that appeared to have been orchestrated by the CIA rather than the U.S. military. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman has commented that there is no additional information to be shared at the time.
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