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Arabian al Qaeda's number two confirmed dead - AQAP statement
July 17, 2013 / 5:53 AM / 4 years ago

Arabian al Qaeda's number two confirmed dead - AQAP statement

DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - A Saudi who was freed by U.S. authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been confirmed dead, AQAP said on Wednesday.

Said al-Shehri was killed in a U.S.-led drone strike in Yemen, senior AQAP official Ibrahim al Rubaish said in a video statement posted online. He did not say when the strike occurred.

Reporting by Amena Bakr, Editing by William Maclean and Andrew Heavens

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