US drone strike kills Al-Qaida leader responsible for Charlie Hebdo attacks

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A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana?a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Reports state 24 October a US drone strike killed at least ten suspected AQAP militants near the scene of fighting between AQAP and Shiite Houthi fighters in the central Yemeni city of Rada?a, which is part of an onoing campaign by the US which has launched at least 92 drone strikes on suspected AQAP militants in Yemen between 2002 and mid-2013, killing hundreds of suspected militants and dozens of civilians.

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed with his eldest son and other fighters in Yemen.


A US drone operation in Yemen has killed the senior al-Qaida figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to both US and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (QAQP) sources.

AQAP said that its ideologue Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed with his eldest son and other fighters in Yemen in a US air strike and posted video material as proof. Whether or not the video is genuine will be verified in the coming days.

Ansi's death suggests that the cov...


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