Al-Qaeda Leader Reportedly Killed By Drone Strike In Yemen
Yemeni officials say Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed in an airstrike.By Matt Picht | June 15, 2015
Yemeni officials are reporting Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.
CNN's sources say Wuhayshi was hit by a drone strike Friday afternoon in Yemen. The outlet also cites tweets from AQAP operatives discussing Wuhayshi's martyrdom and his replacement.
Wuhayshi once served as Osama bin Laden's personal aide and is credited with merging and streamlining the Yemeni and Saudi branches of Al-Qaeda to create AQAP.