Released Guantanamo Bay inmate and al-Qaeda leader killed in U.S. drone strike in Yemen

The Muslim Issue

Saudi who became Al Qaeda second-in-command after he was freed from Guantanamo Bay is killed by U.S. drone strike in Yemen

  • Al Qaeda second-on-command reported dead – for the fourth time
  • AQAP’s Said al-Shihri said to be killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen
  • Al Shihir rose to number two of Yemeni Al Qaeda after Guantanamo release
  • Death was announced by Al Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula official

By Sara Malm

PUBLISHED: 10:34, 17 July 2013 |

 

The second-in-command of a branch of Al Qaeda has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, according to the terrorist group.

Said al-Shihri rose to become number two of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following his 2007 release from Guantanamo Bay prison.

This is the fourth time the Saudi-born Al Qaeda official has been reported dead.

Terror leader: Said al-Shihri, second-in-command of the Yemeni based branch of Al Qaeda has been reported killed - for the fourth time

Terror leader: Said al-Shihri, second-in-command of the Yemeni based branch…

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