Al-Qaeda says No. 2 in Yemen killed in US drone strike.
Saudi-born Saeed al-Shihri, a former detainee at Guantanamo, killed on unspecified date, according to terrorist website
|An American MQ-9 Predator drone (illustrative|
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SANAA | Yemen | AP | 17 Jul 2013 :: The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda says a US drone strike has killed a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who rose to become the group’s No. 2 figure.
The announcement, posted on militant websites, gave no date for the death of Saudi-born Saeed al-ShihriIn January, Yemen’s official SABA news agency had reported that al-Shihri died of wounds from a drone strike three months earlier.