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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Sep 10, 2012 7:08 PM Flag

    Report: Top al-Qaeda leader killed

    Report: Top al-Qaeda leader killed

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    By BYRON TAU |
    9/10/12 4:46 PM EDT

    Another top al-Qaeda leader has been killed, the Associated Press reports.

    Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national and al-Qaeda's number two leader in Yemen, was reported dead by Yemeni officials in a statement to reporters earlier Monday. The Obama administration later confirmed those reports to the AP.

    Yemeni officials told reporters that al-Shihri was killed in a missile strike by a U.S. drone — something that the Obama administration does not generally confirm.

    Al-Shihri's death represents another blow to al-Qaeda, which has been on the run from U.S. drones and troops since 9/11.

    Yemin, in particular, has emerged as a...

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