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U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader killed in Yemen air strike
January 13, 2017 / 9:14 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader killed in Yemen air strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a U.S. air strike on Sunday in Yemen, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

AQAP leader Abd al-Ghani al-Rasas was killed in the air strike in a remote area of al Bayda Governorate in Yemen, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in the statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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