September 10, 2012

Sweeeet! AQAP #2 Killed in Yemen

This hasn't been confirmed by the US yet, and Yemen has announced al-Shihri's death before, so we'll keep M.C. Hammer on ice. But until that time, one can hope:

Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in an operation in southern Yemen, government officials say.

Al-Shihri was reportedly killed with six others in the Hadramawt area.

Some reports say Yemeni troops were involved, others that it was an air strike, possibly a US drone attack.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Thanks to Laura.

PS -- I almost forgot, he was a former Gitmo inmate.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:54 PM | Comments |