Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command killed, Yemen says
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's branch assistant commander Said al-Shihri, pictured on October 6, 2010.
September 10th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command killed, Yemen says

Yemeni forces have killed Said al-Shihri, second in command of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said Monday.

An official military website cited a senior source saying al-Shihri was killed in an operation in Hadramawt Valley.

A Yemeni government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN an operation took place and a body appears to be that of al-Shihri, but that officials are waiting for DNA confirmation.

The military statement said al-Shihri was killed along with "six other terrorists who were with him."

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  1. Pete

    Good morning to all on this sad day,I thank God that I'm an American and I do feel safer than 11 years ago,take care and have a great day,remember those who've died for us,thanks...

    September 11, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
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