‘Senior al-Qaeda figure’ killed in Yemen


aljazeera.com
January 3, 2012

Three al-Qaeda fighters, including “a senior figure”, have been killed in south-central Yemen following a strike from an unmanned aircraft, security forces have told Al Jazeera.

Moqbel Ebad Al Zawbah and his two companions were killed on Thursday while in a car in the province of Al Bayda, the sources said.

The Reuters news agency said the attack in Redaa was the fifth by a pilotless plane in the space of 10 days in the impoverished country, where the US has stepped up drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).


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