A senior al Qaeda commander was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen, a Yemeni official told FOX News Channel.
Mohammed al Umda, an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) military leader who also was tasked with providing logistical and financial support, was the target of Sunday’s strike.
Umda was trained under Osama bin Laden’s supervision in Afghanistan and was involved in the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen. He was ranked fourth on Yemen’s most wanted list.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:59 am