September 10, 2012

photoOfficial sources in Yemen told the BBC the death occurred in an air raid in Wadi Ain

Security forces in Yemen have killed Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), government officials say.

A Yemeni government website said al-Shihri was a Saudi national who was released by the US from detention in Guantanamo Bay in 2007.

Al-Shihri was reportedly killed in the Hadramawt area of southern Yemen.

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